Ebene News – GB – Two dead in a huge explosion that ravaged the house

Two people died after an explosion ravaged a property that engulfed it in flames and trapped several inside

Residents said they heard an explosion that rocked the street in Ashford, Kent, shortly before 8 a.m. on Tuesday morning

Emergency services have so far managed to free a “number of people” who were trapped inside the property in Mill View, Willesborough

Two people have been confirmed dead and police are still trying to determine if anyone else is missing

The Kent Fire and Rescue Service said seven fire engines and one overhead vehicle were currently at the scene as firefighters continued to extinguish the flames

Video footage shows a massive fire engulfing a house as officers try to restrain passers-by

Sharing the footage on Twitter, a local resident wrote: “A huge gas explosion on my way, the front of the house is completely gone”

Another local told KentOnline: “Looks like only one house is on fire There is debris absolutely everywhere”

Kent Fire and Rescue Service said: ‘Teams are working with Kent Police and SECAmb, including their Dangerous Area Response Team, and the air ambulance has also dispatched two road vehicles to the scene.

Kent Police urged people to stay away from the area as a number of roads are cordoned off

A spokesperson said: ‘Kent Police officers are currently working alongside colleagues from the Kent Fire and Rescue Service and the South East Coast Ambulance Service after being called in to a report on an explosion in Mill View, Willesborough, Ashford at age 7Tuesday at 57h

“A number of people were reportedly trapped and released by the emergency services

“Officers are advising people to avoid the area and asking residents to keep their windows closed”

Ashford, explosion, Willesborough, Kent police

Ebene News – GB – Two dead in huge explosion that ravaged the house

Source: https://metro.co.uk/2021/05/04/two-dead-in-huge-explosion-which-ripped-through-house-14515730/