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Explosion kills 4, injures 4 in Leicester

News Agencies | Updated on: 26 February 2018, 14:56 IST
Explosion kills 4, injures 4 in Leicester (ANI)

At least four people have been killed and four others were injured in a blast at a shop in United Kingdom's Leicester on Monday.

According to the Telegraph, Leicestershire Police declared the explosion a "major incident" as emergency responders, including six fire engines, rushed to the scene.

The injured were taken to a nearby hospital, where the condition of one person is critical.

However, the reason behind the explosion is unknown.

"Emergency services are dealing with a building fire in Leicester following a report of an explosion," Leicestershire Police Spokesperson said.

"The report was made just after 7 pm this evening and a number of neighbouring buildings in Hinckley Road were also damaged as a result. Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service are dealing with the incident and Hinckley Road between Mostyn Street and Carlisle Street has been closed off.," the Spokesperson added

-- ANI

First published: 26 February 2018, 14:56 IST
 
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