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Two men injured in blast at Birmingham flat

Aldersmead Road blast Image copyright West Midlands Fire Service
Image caption The two men were treated at the scene for serious burns before being taken to hospital

Two men have been seriously injured in an explosion at a flat in south Birmingham.

The cause is not yet known but police say emergency gas engineers were sent to the scene on Aldersmead Road, West Heath.

The men were inside the property and were "seriously injured" in the blast at around 20:00 GMT on Sunday, according to West Midlands Police.

Officers have sealed off Aldersmead Road "until the situation is resolved".

West Midlands Ambulance Service said the first man, believed to be in his 30s, was treated for burns to his arm, head and back.

The second, in his 20s, was treated for burns to his back, neck, hands and arms.

A spokesman said: "Both patients were given pain relief on scene before being transferred to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham."

West Midlands Fire Service said search and rescue dogs had been brought in to go through the remains of the damaged property.

Image copyright West Midlands Fire Service
Image caption Gas engineers were sent to the scene of the blast which happened at around 20:00 GMT

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