Scene of Gorleston house explosion
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Gorleston house collapse: Two injured in explosion

A house is in danger of collapse after a suspected gas explosion in Norfolk left two people with serious burns.

Firefighters and paramedics were called to Fredrick Road in Gorleston, at 11:00 GMT.

"The whole side of the building's been blown off and the front of the building is unstable", said Jim Palmer from Norfolk Fire Service.

A man and a woman were treated for burns at the nearby James Paget Hospital, but not thought to have life-threatening injuries.

An investigation is under way but while a "gas explosion seems most likely... we cannot give a definitive reason at the time," said Mr Palmer.

  • 05 Mar 2015