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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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 ...

Featured Careers & Jobs in EMS





 

Get JEMS in Your Inbox

 

Fire EMS Blogs


Blogger Browser

Today's Featured Posts

 

EMS Airway Clinic

Innovation & Progress

Follow in the footsteps of these inspirational leaders of EMS.
More >

Multimedia Thumb

Community Paramedicine Expanding in Maine

Eight departments receive a grant for use towards the new program.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

New Ambulance, Fire Engine Approved for Illinois Department

Officials approve new purchases for Bloomington.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Alabama Officials Worry over Ambulance Coverage

County officials work to find best solution.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Car Crashes into Texas Ambulance

Ambulance hit while responding to a call.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

San Diego Fire-Rescue Responds to Plane Crash

Small plane crashes in shopping center parking lot.
More >


Multimedia Thumb

California Beach Lightning Strike MCI

More than a dozen injured in Venice Beach lighting strike.
More >


Multimedia Thumb

LMA MAD Nasal™

Needle-free intranasal drug delivery.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Field Bridge Xpress ePCR on iPad, Android, Kindle Fire

Sneak peek of customizable run forms & more.
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 >