Clear-up after gas blast

Clearance work started today at a house in Sheffield that was torn apart by a gas explosion earlier this week.

Trucks move in to demolish Sheffield gas blast house

Trucks move in to demolish the house in Tinsley

An investigation has begun into an explosion which destroyed a house in Sheffield.

Police say they have ‘not ruled out’ a criminal element.

A 36-year-old tenant suffered facial burns and cuts in the blast, which happened around 9.10am on Wednesday on Dundas Road.

Three other people who were hurt – a woman and two children from a neighbouring property – suffered suspected smoke inhalation. They were treated at Rotherham District General Hospital before being released.

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Forensic examination of "gas blast" house

Police and fire officers are due to carry out a forensic examination of the terraced house, which was blown apart by a suspected gas explosion.

South Yorkshire Police are working on the theory that work was being carried out on the gas supply in the property before the blast at Tinsley, near Sheffield, which left four people needing hospital treatment. David Hirst reports.

Man remains in hospital after Tinsley "gas blast"

The remains of the Tinsley "gas blast" house
The remains of the Tinsley "gas blast" house Credit: ITV Yorkshire

A man who lived at a house in Tinsley where there was an explosion yesterday remains in hospital in Sheffield today.

The 36-year-old tenant suffered facial burns and cuts in the blast, which happened around 9.10am yesterday at a terraced property in Dundas Road. He is likely to be in hospital for several more days.

Three other people who were hurt – a woman and two children from a neighbouring property – suffered suspected smoke inhalation. They were treated at Rotherham District General Hospital before being released.

Dundas Road was sealed off by police and residents evacuated following the explosion, with police, fire and ambulance all in attendance.

Some householders were later allowed home and the corden scaled down to cover the wrecked house and its next-door properties.

Tomorrow South Yorkshire Police will lead a multi-agency investigation, including the Health and Safety Executive and South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue, of the scene.

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Demolition work continues on "gas blast" house

The house destroyed by a suspected gas blast in Tinsley
The house destroyed by a suspected gas blast in Tinsley Credit: ITV Yorkshire

A gaping hole shows where 121 Dundas Road at Tinsley, near Sheffield,used to be - before yesterday's suspected gas explosion. Demolition work is expected to continue today and safety experts will decidewhether to knock down the properties either side.

Demolition worker outside Tinsley gas blast house
Demolition worker outside Tinsley gas blast house Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Four people, including two children, were taken to hospital following theexplosion. None was seriously hurt and eye witnesses said the injuredwere lucky to escape with their lives.

Four in hospital after Tinsley house explosion

One man remains in hospital with suspected minor injuries, including facial burns and cuts after the suspected gas explosion at a house in Tingley, Sheffield this morning. It is believed he was at the house that was destroyed in the explosion.

A woman and two children from a neighbouring property were taken to hospital as a precaution with suspected smoke inhalation.

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