TheJournal.ie uses cookies. By continuing to browse this site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Click here to find out more »
Dublin: 11 °C Wednesday 25 May, 2016

Massive explosion completely destroys house

At least one person is dead.

AN EXPLOSION IN the English town of Haxley has killed at least one person.

The explosion, believed to have been caused by gas, occurred early this morning and has completely destroyed a house in the North Yorkshire town.

Local emergency services have been on scene since 7.30am and at least one fatality has been confirmed.

Locals have reported feeling the ground shake from across the street and hearing the explosion from three miles away.

One man, Paul Foster, who lives nearby, told the BBC that he thought the explosion was a plane crash.

I looked out of the window and at first I couldn’t see anything, I thought an aircraft could have come down.

“There was a large plume of smoke coming up.

“Shortly after that I heard all of the emergency service sirens.”

Read: Have plans this weekend? There’ll be persistent rain in many areas

Read: Luas drivers accused of ‘putting a gun to the head’ of Workplace Relations Commission

  • Share on Facebook
  • Email this article
  •  

Read next:

Comments (25 Comments)

Add New Comment