Clacton Explosion: Eyewitness compares aftermath of blast to "the stuff you see in films"

An eyewitness has likened the trail of destruction left by a gas explosion in Clacton today to a nightmare movie scene.

10 people have been taken to hospital following a blast which 'flattened' two houses on Cloes Lane.

Darren Elsey lives nearby to where the tragic incident occurred.

"It was just rubble, it was like the stuff you see in films," he said.

"You don't expect to see that six doors away from your house.

"It's unbelievable. It was just rubble, rubbish and burning everywhere."

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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.