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: Seven casualties discharged from Colchester Hospital, with another expected to be released later today

Ten people in total were injured as a result of the blast. Credit: Eyewitness Wayne, from Clacton.

Colchester Hospital have confirmed that only one of the eight people who suffered minor injuries as a result of yesterday's explosion in Clacton spent the night under their supervision.

The other seven casualties were deemed to be well enough to leave yesterday, while the remaining man is described as being in a "very comfortable" condition and is expected to be discharged later today.

Two people who suffered "serious burns" remain at Broomfield Hospital near Chelmsford.

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