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New Ferry explosion: Demolition work to begin at blast site

Wirral blast
Image caption Buildings that took the brunt of the explosion are to be demolished

Work on preparing buildings severely damaged in a suspected gas blast for demolition has started.

Two people were seriously hurt, 31 injured and buildings destroyed in the blast in New Ferry, Wirral in March.

Five buildings on Bebington Road are being made ready for demolition work which is expected to take place later this week.

The buildings were a mixture of ground-floor businesses with residential accommodation above.

Wirral Council said demolition was expected to take approximately 10 weeks.

A spokesman said the council is hoping to put early regeneration plans for the area out shortly to get the views of New Ferry residents.

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