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14 injured in suspected gas explosion at London hotel

500 guests have been evacuated.

Updated 11.33pm

14 injured in suspected gas explosion at London hotel
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    Source: PA Wire/Press Association Images
  • London gas explosion

    Source: PA Wire/Press Association Images
  • London gas explosion

    Source: PA Wire/Press Association Images
  • London gas explosion

    Source: PA Wire/Press Association Images

A SUSPECTED GAS explosion at a London hotel has injured 14 injured.

As many as 500 guests were evacuated from the five-star luxury Hyatt Regency London hotel.

London Fire Brigade said in a statement that the blast is believed to have occurred in the hotel’s basement shortly before midnight, and has caused ‘extensive damage’.

“London Ambulance Service has treated people at the scene for injuries and a handful of people have been taken to hospital,” the statement added.

The evacuated guests are staying at nearby hotels.

Five of the injured required hospital treatment, including two men with leg wounds, London Ambulance Service added.

It was unclear if the injured were hotel guests.

The evacuated guests were found rooms nearby, the hotel said.

Additional reporting © AFP, 2014

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