Child killed as 'suspicious' gas blast levels Oldham homes
A child was killed and a man seriously injured in an explosion that tore through terraced houses yesterday. Two-year-old Jamie Heaton died after what was thought to be a gas blast reduced three houses to rubble in Shaw in Oldham, Greater Manchester.
Police said that detectives investigating the explosion are treating the death as suspicious. A spokesman from Greater Manchester Police said they were aware of rumours about a domestic incident last night and appealed for information.
Rescuers were continuing to sift through the rubble last night to find one person still trapped in the debris.
Local people described smelling gas and hearing a massive explosion in Buckley Street at around 11.15am. The injured man was taken to Wythenshawe Hospital by helicopter.
Neighbour Alex Perkins said: "It's like a war zone... There's nothing there, just bricks on the floor.
- 3 Daily Show's Jon Stewart destroys Fox News for its Ferguson coverage
- 5 Terror threat level raised to severe as PM warns Isis risk could last for decades
Robin Williams Emmys tribute led by Billy Crystal criticised for including 'racist' joke about Muslim woman
The Rotherham child abuse scandal is a tale of apologists, misogyny and double standards
Scottish independence TV debate: Pumped-up Alex Salmond bounces back in bruising second round against Alistair Darling
Do you realise just how foolish the UK looks?
Ukip Douglas Carswell defection: Tory MP jumps ship to join Nigel Farage
When elitism grips the top of British society to this extent, there is only one answer: abolish private schools
- < Previous
- Next >
£45000 - £69999 per annum + Benefits + Bonus: Harrington Starr: C# Algo-Develo...
£60000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus: Harrington Starr: Senior Data Sc...
£50000 - £80000 per annum + benefits+bonus+package: Harrington Starr: Data Sci...
£350 - £400 Per Day: Clearwater People Solutions Ltd: Our client based in Cent...