Explosion in Shaw, Oldham

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BBC News 24 bottom banner strip is reporting that a young child has died in the property, one person in missing (believed trapped) and another person has been taken to hospital suffering from 80% burns.

A total of five terraced houses are said to have been damaged.
 

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BBC News 24 bottom banner strip is reporting that a young child has died in the property, one person in missing (believed trapped) and another person has been taken to hospital suffering from 80% burns.

A total of five terraced houses are said to have been damaged.
That's bad. Also the fact a small child has died is sad as well :(

I wonder what the explosion was caused by?





That's pretty bad, in the row of houses them 3 are completely flattened.
My thoughts are with the families affected :(
 
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That looks terrible. My late father used to work at the Ferranti factory not far from there when I was young.

There was an explosion in Irlam late last year, that was caused by gas as well.
 

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That really is nasty, the fact that it happened seemingly with no warning and caused that much damage. Thoughts are with all who have been affected :(
 

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Just heard on the news on the radio this morning and it is on BBC News that a 32 year old man has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter.

I drove past the area last night as the main road (Crompton Way) has been reopened to traffic, with just the side roads closed off - some of the buildings on the main road look to have had their windows blown out...the shockwave from the explosion was evidently massive.
 
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