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A serious accident has been declared after a ‘gas explosion’ ripped through a house in Wales, leaving others badly damaged, reports The Mirror.
Emergency services are on site in the Swansea area, with footage showing scenes of destruction.
Locals said they heard a “loud explosion” this morning, with unconfirmed reports of a gas explosion.
Councilor Rob Steward posted on social media that it was still unclear if there were any injuries, deaths or people trapped in the rubble.
The scene was cordoned off and South Wales Swansea Police have urged people to avoid the area.
A spokesman said: “Emergency services are responding to an incident on the junction of Field Close and Clydach Road in Morriston. Please avoid the area whilst we deal with the incident,” reports The Mirror.
West and Mid Wales Fire and Rescue Service said they were called to reports of a gas explosion at 11.20am.
A statement said: As well as Fire and Rescue Service Crews, South Wales Police and the Welsh Ambulance Service are in attendance. South Wales Police have declared a major incident, no further information is available at this time. For more information, please contact South Wales Police,” reports The Mirror.
People living in the area have reported hearing a loud bang that made their homes ‘shake’, reports Wales Online.
One person said: “I’m in Swansea Vale and it shook our window, a friend of mine heard it in Cimla,” reports The Mirror.
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