The emergency services and gas engineers remain at the scene of a gas explosion in South Shields.
A woman and a man were taken to the Royal Victoria infirmary for further treatment to burns.
The next door neighbour was at work when the explosion happened early this morning.
More top news
Newcastle owner Mike Ashley has ended takeover talks with prospective buyer Amanda Staveley, ITV Tyne Tees understands.
Snow and ice could cause problems.
The GWK Woodshed social enterprise is searching for a new home amid fears it may have to close in September when it's current lease ends.