Several injured and homes destroyed in Clacton explosion

Homes have been evacuated and ten people have been taken to hospital following an explosion in Clacton.

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Bird's eye view reveals extent of devastation after gas explosion rips through residential Clacton street

A serious gas explosion in Essex has resulted in ten people being taken to hospital, with two seriously injured.

Two homes were said to be "flattened" by the blast at Cloes Lane in Clacton and a third was badly damaged.

Click below to see devastating aerial images of the scene

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