Child dies and four adults injured in Lancashire explosion

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A child has died and four adults have been injured following a suspected gas explosion in Heysham, Lancashire.

Firefighters, police and ambulances were sent to Mallowdale Avenue in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Two houses collapsed and serious damage was done to a third property, Lancashire Police said.

A young child died as a result of the incident and the force said two men and two women had been taken to hospital with serious injuries.

“We can now confirm that sadly a young child has died as a result of the incident. The family have been informed and our thoughts remain with them at this distressing time,” the force said.

Lancashire Fire added: “A major incident has been declared after we [were] called to terraced houses on Mallowdale Avenue.

“It has been reported that there has been an explosion at a property and firefighters are searching the collapsed property.”

Agencies

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