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Huge gas explosion flattens building in the Wirral

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Trevor Sherwood
Trevor Sherwood writes crime and policing news and graduated Teesside Uni with a degree in Crime & Investigation.

A huge gas explosion has flattened a building in the Wirral leaving a number of people injured.

Emergency services responded to the scene in New Ferry at 9.15pm

Most of the people injured within the incident are believed to have been customers at a nearby Chinese restaurant.

A pub nearby had it’s windows shattered by the force of the explosion and flying bricks.

Merseyside Fire Service said a suspected gas explosion had caused a building to collapse.

A spokeswoman for the service confirmed they were dealing with a blast at two buildings covering an area of around 50 metres by 40 metres.

“They have collapsed in a suspected explosion due to a gas leak,” she said.

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