Man dies in flats explosion
A man has died and 20 people have been evacuated from their homes after an explosion at a flats complex, police said.
Officers are at the scene of the explosion, which happened in a building at Lydstep Crescent, off Western Avenue, Cardiff, south Wales, at 12.42 pm.
A man, who has not been named, died at the scene.
Police urged people who were due to vote at a nearby polling station not to change their plans, as it was unaffected.
Early indications were that the explosion was not suspicious, South Wales Police said.
"Around 20 people have been evacuated from the area," a police spokesman added.
"Police are working closely with the fire service and the local authority to look after those evacuated and to put in place measures to protect the scene in the event of an investigation."
Chief Superintendent Bob Tooby, Divisional Commander for Cardiff, said, "This is a serious incident which has required a number of people to be moved from the area.
"However, it is important that anyone planning to vote at the Gabalfa polling station continues to do so.
"The polling station and the surrounding area is completely unaffected by the fire."
A multi-agency incident room has been set up in Cardiff.
Anyone concerned about friends or relatives or with any information about the cause of the fire can call 02920 338460.
- 1 The difference between a migrant and refugee, in one sentence
- 2 Miley Cyrus calls out hypocrisy of women’s nipples being taboo
- 3 Celebrity Big Brother 2015: Tila Tequila kicked off show after 'describing Hitler as a good man'
- 4 Watch the Supermoon live: How to see the brightest Moon of the year tonight
- 5 iPhone 5c to be discontinued, no iPhone 6c to replace it
Climate change: 2015 will be the hottest year on record 'by a mile', experts say
'Women only' train carriages: Jeremy Corbyn unveils radical move to tackle public harassment
Black holes are a passage to another universe, says Stephen Hawking
Iain Duncan Smith 'should resign over disability benefit death figures', says Jeremy Corbyn
Stock up on canned food for stock market crash, warns former Gordon Brown adviser
Labour leadership: Jeremy Corbyn voters most likely to believe 'world is controlled by a secretive elite'
£18000 - £30000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: A Sales Executive or Senior Sal...
£40000 - £55000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This is an exciting opportunity...
£22000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This industry leading company produces h...
£20000 - £40000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This IT provider for the educat...