Suspected gas explosion destroys house and leaves two people in hospital

Two people were taken to hospital after a suspected gas explosion blew up a house in Buckinghamshire on Sunday.

A man was pulled from the wreckage by firefighters while an injured woman was also found at the scene.

The end-of-terrace property in Woodburn Green suffered major damage following the explosion, which happened at around 5.30pm.

An investigation into the blast is due to start on Monday, but it was initially thought to have been a gas explosion.

Two people were taken to hospital following the explosion. Credit: Bucks Fire/Twitter

Police officers joined fire crews and members of the British Red Cross dealing with the incident.

Buckinghamshire Fire Service sent four crews to the scene, as well as two search and rescue vehicles and an incident command unit.

A fire service spokesman said: "Firefighters used two main jets and one hose reel and set up cordons.

"They rescued a man, injured. A woman was released, injured, before they arrived."

Five houses were evacuated following the explosion.

Fire crews were due to remain at the scene overnight.

An investigation into the cause of the explosion will start on Monday. Credit: Bucks Fire/Twitter