Four injured in suspected gas explosion in Worcestershire
Four people have been injured following a suspected gas explosion in Evesham, Worcestershire this evening (27 December).
Emergency services were called to the incident on Hemmingway shortly after 5pm.
One man has been taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham and two other adults are being taken to Hereford County Hospital.
A fourth person is being treated by paramedics and five homes nearby have been evacuated as a precaution.
'It was like an earthquake', neighbour says
Neighbour Sandra Cox said she was having a family get together when they all heard 'an almighty bang; like an earthquake.'
She said: "When we first found out it was something serious, my first thoughts were for the people who could have been injured.
"Because let's face it, you can't replace a person but you can replace a house."
A road closure and police cordon remain in place whilst police respond to the incident.
West Mercia Police are asking people to stay away from the area whilst they respond.