Guildford explosion

Woman found dead after explosion at Guildford flat.

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Woman found dead after an explosion in Guildford

Fire at block of flats in Onslow Street, Guildford Credit: Jack Martin-Harley

Police are investigating the cause of an explosion at an apartment block in Guildford which left a woman dead and a man with life-threatening injuries.

A fire broke out at the block of flats in Onslow Street shortly before 5.30pm last night following reports of a loud blast.

The woman has yet to be formally identified and inquiries are being made to trace her next of kin. The man's being treated at Royal County Surrey Hospital.

Woman found dead after Guildford explosion

An investigation's been launched after a woman's body was found at a flat following an explosion at an apartment block in Guildford.

A fire broke out at the scene and a man's been taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries,

A force spokesman said: "Surrey Police can confirm that the body of a woman has been found in a property in Onslow Street, Guildford."He added: "The cause of the fire is currently under investigation."

Police officers and Surrey Fire and Rescue were called to Bedford House shortly before 5.30pm last night following reports of an explosion.The woman has yet to be formally identified and inquiries are being made to trace her next of kin.

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Explosion in Guildford Flat

An investigation has been launched after reports of an explosion in Guidlford. Police were called to a block of flats on Onslow Street shortly before 5:30pm.

Surrey Fire and Rescue also attended.

Surrey Police have released the following statement:

A cordon has been put in place around the property and residents of the flats in Bedford House have been evacuated with the assistance of Guildford Borough Council and Red Cross as a safety precaution. Road closures were initially put in place in Leas Road and Margaret Road but have now been lifted however Bedford Road remains closed and motorists are urged to avoid the area wherever possible.

Surrey Police is working with partners to ensure the situation is safely resolved as quickly as possible and thank the public for their patience.

– Surrey Police