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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Clacton explosion: Injuries not thought to be life-threatening

Emergency services attended the scene. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Essex Police say that a woman and a man have been taken to the specialist burns unit at Broomfield Hospital in Chelmsford where they are being treated for "serious burns."

However, their injuries are not though to be life-threatening at this stage.

A further seven people are in hospital with minor injuries, taking the total to nine, not ten as was previously thought to be the case.

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