Huisontploffing in Edinburgh maak een dood en laat ander in die hospitaal | VK | Nuus

Huisontploffing in Edinburgh maak een dood en laat ander in die hospitaal | VK | Nuus

An 84-year-old man has died after a house explosion in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Police officers were called to the Baberton area of the city at 10.25pm on Friday following « multiple reports » of the incident.

A 43-year-old woman and 54-year-old man were taken to hospital for treatment, but their condition is currently unknown.
Police say there are no suspicious circumstances.

A number of homes were also evacuated as a precaution and the road – Baberton Mains Avenue – remains closed as of Saturday morning.

A spokesperson for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said: “We were alerted at 10.26 pm on Friday 1 December to reports of a gas explosion affecting residential properties on Baberton Mains Avenue in Edinburgh.

« Operations control mobilised five fire appliances and specialist resources to the area where firefighters worked to make the area safe. Two casualties were rescued prior to our arrival and the crews remain on scene.”

Alison Broadhurst, 26, told BBC Scotland News she was getting ready for bed in her home a street away when there was a huge bang that shook her house.

« I thought something had hit the roof of my house, it was terrifying, » she said. « I went downstairs into the street and all the car alarms were going off. »

She said she walked around the corner and saw that a house had been destroyed. « I think it was a semi-detached house. I could smell gas and then I could hear the sirens of the emergency services getting closer and closer, » she said.

A spokesperson for Police Scotland said it had been called to reports of an explosion at a property in Baberton Mains Avenue at about 22:25.

Images from the scene show a building has been completely destroyed. Police are asking people to avoid the area.

Hierdie artikel het die eerste keer in ENGELS verskyn op