Clear-up at gas explosion site

Demolition work has begun at the site of a gas explosion which destroyed two homes in Clacton last month.

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Demolition work starts at Clacton gas explosion site

Demolition work at the site of a gas explosion in Clacton. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

Demolition work has begun at the site of a gas explosion which destroyed two homes in Clacton last month.

Ten people were taken to hospital following the blast in Cloes Lane. All have now been discharged.

The one remaining wall from the two homes was knocked down this morning, and debris at the site has started to be cleared.

Any possessions found by the building contractors will be returned to the families who lived there.

Demolition work at the site of a gas explosion in Clacton. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

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Clear-up begins following Clacton gas explosion

Firefighters at the scene of the gas explosion in Clacton-on-Sea

The clear-up begins today (Monday 17 March) of the remains of two houses destroyed in a gas explosion in Clacton-on-Sea in Essex.

Several people were injured in the blast in Cloes Lane last month. One remaining wall from the two homes will be knocked down, and debris at the site will be cleared.

Any possessions found by the building contractors will be returned to the families who lived there