Four dead after blast destroys shop and home in English city of Leicester
LEICESTER (ENGLAND): A minimum of 4 folks had been killed and 4 extra injured when a blast destroyed a comfort retailer and a house within the central English metropolis of Leicester on Sunday, British police mentioned.
“There are 4 confirmed fatalities at this stage and a lot of folks nonetheless present process therapy in hospital,” Leicestershire Police Superintendent Shane O’Neill mentioned.
“We consider there could also be individuals who haven’t but been accounted for and rescue efforts proceed with a view to find any additional casualties,” O’Neill mentioned.
The blast ripped by means of the constructing on Sunday evening, destroying a store on the bottom ground and a two-storey house above it. There was no instant indication that the explosion was linked to terrorism, police mentioned.
Footage and movies confirmed flames leaping into the sky from the positioning which was lowered to rubble.