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House explosion injures two men and sends roof flying into street

The roof of the house was blown off (Picture: Glen Minkin)
A dramatic explosion sent a roof flying i..

By admin , in UK , at December 23, 2017

House explosion injures two men and sends roof flying into street
The roof of the house was blown off (Picture: Glen Minkin)

A dramatic explosion sent a roof flying into the middle of the road.

Two me were injured in the blast in Silk Milk Drive, Leeds, at around 2.50pm today.

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Pictures showed the first floor and roof of the property destroyed, and witnesses said they heard a ‘really loud bang’.

A West Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said: ‘Two men have been taken to hospital where they are being treated for injuries not believed to be life threatening.

‘It is not being treated as a terrorism related incident.

‘Road closures are in place and a neighbouring property has been evacuated due to structural damage. Enquiries are ongoing.’

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House explosion injures two men and sends roof flying into street
The scene in Silk Mill Drive in Leeds (Picture: Glen Minkin)

Gas engineer Allen Hart, who was working further up the street, added the scene resembled a war zone and the explosion had caused the property he was working in to shake.

‘It was so shocking, it was horrendous to see – the tiles from the roof had blown up in the air and had come down and stuck into the grass,’ he said.

‘All the roof was in the road, when the fire brigade came they had to drive over it. It was like a war zone.’

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House explosion injures two men and sends roof flying into street
Two men were injured in the explosion (Picture: @GasChatGroup/PA)

He said he saw someone injured on the grass and called emergency services when he saw water squirting out and smelled gas.

The 28-year veteran added: ‘I have never seen or experienced anything like that before.’

A property nearby suffered structural damage and had to be evacuated.

Police also closed off roads in the area.

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