Stockport flats gas explosion man suffers burns

A man has been treated in hospital and residents had to be evacuated from a block of flats in Stockport after a gas explosion.

The man, 22, suffered cuts and burns after the explosion at Rowan Court on Newbourne Close, Hazel Grove at 2100 GMT on Tuesday.

The fire service said the gas supply was isolated and the area is sealed off pending an investigation.

One flat was damaged and residents from six homes spent the night with friends.

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