Ebene News – GB – Explosion destroys house in Greater Manchester

Posted: 01:23 GMT, February 18, 2021 | Update: 01:36 GMT, February 18, 2021

Two women were taken to hospital last night after an explosion at a house in Greater Manchester

The woman and a young woman were not seriously injured after the house near the Summerseat Garden Center in Ramsbottom, Greater Manchester collapsed just after 9 a.m.30h on Wednesday

Two other women were assessed at the scene but were not seriously injured while dozens of people living nearby were evacuated, the Manchester Evening News reported

Reports suggest a gas leak could have caused the explosion, with police revealing pipes being checked at midnight on Wednesday

The woman and a young woman were not seriously injured after a property “collapsed” near the Summerseat Garden Center in Ramsbottom, Greater Manchester

GMP Bury North tweeted: ‘Officers are currently at the scene of a collapsed house on East View in Summerseat, Ramsbottom after a call just before 9 a.m.30h tonight ‘

James Daly, MP for the region, tweeted that he was aware of a ‘major incident’ urging people to stay informed about the region

Reports suggest a gas leak could have caused the explosion (pictured) as police revealed pipes were being checked at midnight on Wednesday

Police, firefighters and a technical response unit were on the scene but no further information is available

Residents living nearby were evacuated from the area and GMP Bury North tweeted: ‘Officers are currently at the scene of a collapsed house on East View in Summerseat, Ramsbottom following a fair call before 930h tonight

‘Emergency services are present and a number of residents are currently being evacuated as a precaution’

James Daly, MP for the region, tweeted that he was aware of a ‘major incident’ urging people to stay informed about the region

A resident who lived five minutes from the explosion claimed his blinds moved when the building collapsed He wrote on Twitter: ‘I was sitting watching TV but neither of us were ‘heard anything Strangely, the blinds were moving though, as if the window was open The pictures are horrible’

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Ebene News – GB – Explosion destroys house in Greater Manchester

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