Monday, 26 February 2018

Leicester explosion: Five people confirmed dead at a shop in Leicester

Five people have died in an explosion at a shop in Leicester.

Residents said they heard "a big thud, like an earthquake" at the time of the blast in Hinckley Road at about 19:00 GMT on Sunday.

Five other people remain in hospital, one in a critical condition, Leicestershire Police said.

Supt Shane O'Neill said police believe there may be more people unaccounted for and rescue efforts were continuing on Monday.

People fleeing the scene of the blast

Scene of explosion

BBC      News.

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