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Watch: Ashley Derricott was at the scene of the Ashton house blast

A man injured during an explosion at his home in Ashton under Lyne has died in hospital.

John Wilson leapt from his bedroom window seconds before the blast in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

His wife and daughter are still seriously ill in hospital.

Our correspondent Ashley Derricott was at the house.


Watch: Family leap from house seconds before explosion

A family leapt from an upstairs window just seconds before an explosion ripped through their home.

A quick- thinking neighbour rushed to get a mattress for them to jump onto. John and Hazel Wilson from Ashton-Under-Lyne were seriously ill and rushed to hospital.

Their daughter, who's in her 20s, was also seriously injured.

Our correspondent Rachel Townsend has the story.


House explosion latest: 10 people injured

Ten people have been injured at an explosion at a house in Aston-Under-Lyne, Greater Manchester, three of which are said to be 'life threatening'.

Firefighters are currently at a property believed to have been damaged by an explosion in Ashton

Emergency services were called to the address, on Whiteacre Road, at the junction of Curzon Road, at 5.10am this morning.

Neighbours said they heard a loud band at the house shortly after 5am.

Rachel Townsend is at the scene.

People injured in house explosion in Ashton

Emergency services were called to Whiteacre Street just after 5 am Credit: MEN

Up to 10 people are being treated after they were injured in an explosion at a house in Ashton Under Lyne this morning.

Emergency services were called to Curzon Street just after 5 am after reports of an explosion in a terraced house.

They found a number of people lying injured on the floor. Firefighters and paramedics gave first aid before the casualties were taken to hospital.

As crews tackled the blaze gas and electricity supplies to neighbouring properties were turned off and surrounding roads closed.

Up to 30 firefighters have been at the scene as investigations get underway to establish the cause of the explosion.

When crews arrived there were a number of people injured on the floor and it was obvious there had been an explosion in the house. We helped them but they were later treated by paramedics from North West Ambulance Service while we tackled the fire using covering jets. We haven’t been able to go inside the house as both the front back walls have completely collapsed.

– Station Manager Alan Ashworth, GMFRS
Neighbouring houses were evacuated Credit: MEN
Fire crews were called to the scene at 5 am Credit: MEN
The house has been gutted Credit: MEN
Debris from the explosion has been thrown into the street Credit: MEN
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