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.