Child Killed in England Gas Explosion - News - @ JEMS.com


Child Killed in England Gas Explosion

Rowhouse blast kills child, injures one person northwest of London.

 

 
 
 

| Tuesday, June 26, 2012


LONDON (AP) — Police say a child has been killed and a man seriously burned in an explosion that destroyed a house in northwest England.

Police say they are investigating a possible gas leak. The National Grid utilities company said residents had complained of a smell of gas before Tuesday's blast.

The explosion left a smoking pile of rubble where the row house had stood in the town of Oldham, 160 miles (260 kilometers) northwest of London.

Greater Manchester Police said the injured man was taken to a nearby hospital with burns to 80 percent of his body.

Police said one person was believed to be trapped in the rubble and another was unaccounted for.

The National Grid said five houses were damaged and 100 homes evacuated after the blast.



Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


Connect: Have a thought or feedback about this? Add your comment now
Related Topics: News, natural gas explosion

 
What's Your Take? Comment Now ...

Buyer's Guide Featured Companies

Featured Careers & Jobs in EMS

Get JEMS in Your Inbox

 

Fire EMS Blogs


Blogger Browser

Today's Featured Posts

 

EMS Airway Clinic

Innovation & Advancement

This is the seventh year of the EMS 10 Innovators in EMS program, jointly sponsored by Physio-Control and JEMS.
More >

Multimedia Thumb

Salt Lake City Firefighters Injured in Firehouse Fire

Nine sent to a hospital with smoke inhalation.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Pennsylvania Paramedic Killed in the Line of Duty

West End Ambulance medic killed at accident scene.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Wesleyan Students Hospitalized for Overdose

11 students transported to local hospitals.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Rigs Going in Service from EMS Today 2015

Snap shots of some of the vehicles at EMS Today that will be on the streets soon
More >


Multimedia Thumb

Florida Hospital Fire

Fire halts construction project at Tampa cancer center.
More >


Multimedia Thumb

LMA MAD Nasal™

Needle-free intranasal drug delivery.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Braun Ambulances' EZ Door Forward

Helps to create a safer ambulance module.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

The AmbuBus®, Bus Stretcher Conversion Kit - EMS Today 2013

AmbuBus®, Bus Stretcher all-hazards preparedness & response tool
Watch It >


More Product Videos >