A huge explosion at a home in Worcestershire has left four people injured, police have said. One man was rushed to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham while two other adults are being taken to Hereford County Hospital, West Mercia Police said. Pictures of the aftermath of the explosion show a house with one side completely blown off with a local living nearby describing the moment it happened as “horrific”.
Five neighbouring properties were evacuated and a police cordon remains in place while officers respond to the incident.
Emergency services were called to the incident on Hemmingway in Evesham shortly after 5pm.
A Fire Control spokesperson said six crews from across Worcestershire, as well as specialist appliances, were sent to the site of the suspected gas explosion.
A local who heard the explosion said: “It’s horrific. There was a massive bang and the whole house shook, I thought my roof had come off or something.
“We opened the blinds and there was all this debris coming towards us. I thought Putin had decided to bomb Fairfield.”
A fourth person was being treated by paramedics on Tuesday evening, according to the force.
People have been asked to stay away from the area and a road closure is in effect at the scene.
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