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Gas explosion: Fire service statement on 'major ongoing incident'

Emergency services are currently attending a major incident at the junction of Boundary Road and Circular Drive, New Ferry, Wirral. Eight fire engines are currently at the scene of a suspected gas explosion. Several buildings have collapsed as the result.

A number of casualties have been taken to Arrowe Park Hospital, Countess of Chester Hospital and Aintree Hospital. Firefighters are currently liaising with Merseyside Police, North West Ambulance Service, National Grid and Wirral Council to clear debris and make the scene safe.

– Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service

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