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Woman dies after Leicestershire gas explosion

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A woman has died after a gas explosion in Leicestershire yesterday morning (11 December).

One house fully collapsed and the neighbouring property was damaged in Allington Drive, Birstall.

Emergency services attended the scene just after 7.33am after a report of a load bang and house being damaged.

Two men and a woman were admitted to hospital. Leicestershire Police said the woman died during the early hours of this morning and a second person remains in hospital where he is undergoing treatment. The third person was discharged after treatment.

Investigations into the cause of the damage are continuing and Allington Drive remains closed.

A number of houses in the street were evacuated as a precaution, and those affected were allowed to return home yesterday evening.

A number of houses were also damaged as a result of the incident.