The house in Wiggin Street, Edgbaston
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Birmingham house badly damaged in suspected gas explosion

A suspected gas explosion has blown the roof off a house while a man and woman were inside.

The blast at a two-storey house in Wiggin Street, Edgbaston, Birmingham happened at about 12:20 BST.

A neighbour told the BBC she saw a man run out from the wreckage screaming.

West Midlands Ambulance Service confirmed a man made his own way to Birmingham City Hospital half a mile away and he remains in a serious condition with burns.

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