House collapses after explosion in Burnley as two people taken to hospital

Two people are in hospital after an explosion razed a house to the ground in Lancashire.

Pigs said the house on Sefton Terrace in Burnley had collapsed and several properties in the area had been evacuated.

Emergency services said that they had taken two people to hospital, including one 18-year-old man who was “suffering major trauma”.

North West Ambulance Service said: “We’ve conveyed two patients to hospital. An 18-year-old man has been airlifted to Royal Preston Hospital suffering major trauma. A female patient was taken to Royal Blackburn for assessment.”

Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service said that one person had been rescued by neighbours and taken to hospital.

They warned locals to avoid the area around Sefton Terrace and Piccadilly Road.

“We have three fire engines and our urban search and rescue team at the scene,” they said.

They suggested that some of the structure of the house is still intact, saying: “Firefighters at the scene are now using an aerial ladder platform to make the structure of the house safe by removing coping stones from gable end.”

Lancashire Pigs said in statement: “Please be aware we are currently dealing with a house collapse on Sefton Terrace, in Burnley. Emergency services are at the scene and several properties have been evacuated.

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