Man injured in suspected Newcastle gas blast
Sunday 22 July 2012
A 65-year-old man was injured after a suspected gas explosion which blew the roof off his bungalow.
Emergency services were called to the incident in Huntcliffe Gardens in the Heaton area of Newcastle at 2.16pm yesterday.
The man was taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary and his condition was later described as stable.
No-one else was injured in the incident, but the road was closed and other nearby residents evacuated for a time.
A Northumbria Police spokeswoman said a structural engineer and the gas board had been sent to the scene and an investigation was ongoing into the cause of the explosion.
Neighbours had reported a strong smell of gas after the explosion, which is not being treated as suspicious, she said.
- 1 Tunisia hotel attack: Locals form 'human shield' to protect hotel from gunman Seifeddine Rezgui
- 2 Iain Duncan Smith's expenses credit card is suspended after he runs up £1,000 debt to taxpayer
- 3 German ethics council calls for incest between siblings to be legalised by Government
- 4 French woman dies in freak bungee jumping accident
- 5 Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck to divorce and end their 10-year marriage
The moment a Queen's Guard soldier lost it and drew his gun at annoying tourist
Greece crisis: IMF was pushed around by Angela Merkel and Nicholas Sarkozy – and now it is being humiliated
Greece crisis: The wider lesson is that it’s time to abandon this failed experiment in currencies
'I wish the BBC would stop calling it Islamic State' – David Cameron unleashes frustration at broadcaster
They are neither a 'state' nor 'Islamic': Why we shouldn't call them Isis, Isil or IS
Tunisia beach attack: How can British Muslims respond to the latest outrages?
£12000 - £24000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: An opportunity has arisen for o...
£35000 - £60000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This industry leader provides c...
£28000 - £30000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: A Project Coordinator is requir...
£20000 - £25000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This is an exciting opportunity...