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Monday, 23 January 2017

Hornchurch homes evacuated following explosion in flats


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An explosion at the three storey block of flats was reported shortly after 17:00 GMT

Residents have been evacuated following reports of an explosion in a block of flats in east London.

Specialist firefighters along with a London Ambulance Hazardous Area Response Team were sent to the property on Ardleigh Green Road, Hornchurch, shortly after 17:00 GMT.

Five people needed hospital treatment and Transport for London said debris had been scattered across nearby roads.

The cause of the explosion is not yet known.

The cause of the explosion is not yet known and it is unclear if there have been any injuries

The A127 is closed in both directions and motorists and pedestrians have been advised to avoid the area.

Three ambulance crews, 10 fire engines and the Metropolitan Police are currently in attendance.

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Three ambulance crews, 10 fire engines and the Metropolitan Police have been at the scene

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