Birmingham explosion: Devastating blast destroys house and cars – ambulances rush to scene

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West Midlands Police said in a statement posted on social media that there are reports of casualties, but the number of people is as yet unknown as is the severity of their injuries. Police officers, paramedics and firefighters as well as utility companies workers are that the scene of the explosion in Dulwich Road, Kingstanding, Birmingham.

The force’s statement added: “One house is destroyed with others significantly damaged. Cars have also been damaged.”

According to local reports, the sound of the explosion could be heard for miles. 

West Midlands Police said people are in the process of being evacuated and have been told to immediately follow first responders’ instructions.

Dulwich Road and surrounding routes have been closed and will be for a very long time, according to the force. Members of the public have been urged to avoid the area.

The cause of the explosion is not yet known.

West Midlands Police said: “We will keep you updated regularly as soon as we have hard facts.”

Officers were called at 8.38pm on Sunday (June 26).

Footage shared on social media shows flames ravaging a house and smoke billowing skywards in front of a large crowd of onlookers as a large window frame crashes to the ground.

Neighbouring properites also appear to have damaged roofs and brickwork.

More to follow…


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