Services moved after Hare Krishna temple blast

Demolition staff at the site Worshippers escaped moments before the blast

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Religious services for worshippers at a temple that was damaged in an explosion are being held at a community centre.

The Hare Krishna temple on Thorseby Street in Leicester was closed after an explosion on 3 September. No-one was injured in the blast.

Fire officials said a gas appliance was probably responsible for the explosion.

The services will be held at the Shree Sanatan Centre on Belper Street until the temple can reopen.

Temple president Pradyumna Das said temple officials were hoping to start repairs at the temple as soon as possible.

About 30 people fled the temple just before the blast.

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