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Two people seriously injured in suspected UK gas blast

27 March 2017

Two people have been seriously injured and 30 others are in hospital after a building collapsed following a suspected gas explosion in Bebington, Merseyside, on the night of March 25. Fifteen people were taken to hospital by paramedics, while a further 15 took themselves to hospital, the ambulance service said. The two seriously injured people are being cared for at Aintree University hospital.

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Merseyside fire and rescue service said the explosion, which caused several buildings to collapse, was a major incident. One building, a dance studio called Complete Works, was destroyed, with debris scattered along the road.

A number of houses in the area were evacuated and more than 100 people were moved overnight to a nearby church.

Josh Parry, of The Liverpool Echo, told BBC News said there had been a significant emergency response with about 12 ambulances and between 30 and 40 firefighters on site. He also said that there were a number of National Grid workers at the scene, and that some people said that they could smell gas in the area before the explosion.

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