Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service has released these moving pictures of a house on Welch Road in Southsea which was destroyed by a gas explosion. Fire crews lead a man in his 90s to safety following the blast early this morning.
A pensioner is reported to be dazed but uninjured after an explosion at his home in Southsea. Neighbours on Welch Road were evacuated following the blast which occurred in the early hours of this morning.
A man in his nineties had a lucky escape when there was a gas explosion at his home in Hampshire.
It's thought it happened in the kitchen around four this morning.
Neighbouring properties on Welch Road in Southsea were evacuated.
More details to follow.