Station commander Mark Watts
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Newport gas blast house frontage 'destroyed'

Four people have been hurt, one of them seriously, in a gas explosion at a house in Newport which police are treating as suspicious.

The blast, shortly before 19:30 BST on Saturday, badly damaged the house in George Street and neighbouring homes.

Nearly 30 firefighters worked at scene in what South Wales Fire and Rescue Service called "difficult" conditions.

A Wales and West Utilities expert said the blast was linked to "internal gas pipework and not our network".

South Wales Fire and Rescue Service station commander Mark Watts said the house frontage had been "completely destroyed".

  • 03 Apr 2016
  • From the section Wales