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.

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Guildford explosion

Woman found dead after explosion at Guildford flat.