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Clacton gas explosion: House wreckage demolished

6 February 2014 Last updated at 10:07 GMT

The remains of two homes destroyed in a gas explosion in Essex have been demolished.

The houses on Cloes Lane, Clacton, were "flattened" in the explosion about 08:30 GMT on Wednesday.

A man in his 70s and a woman in her 50s were badly burnt in the fire that followed. Both are now in a "stable" condition, Broomfield Hospital said.

Essex assistant chief fire officer Paul Hill said the power of the blast, which also damaged property in neighbouring streets, was "extraordinary".

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