One dead after house collapses in Clayton-le-Woods following explosion

ITV Granada rushes - collage done on Fotor
Flowers were left as crews continued the search on Saturday Credit: ITV Granada

Emergency services are still searching the rubble after an explosion at a house near Chorley killed a man in his fifties.

Police said the victim's believed to be a man in his 50s. His next-of-kin have been informed.

  • Tony Crook, Lancashire Fire & Rescue

On Saturday a safety cordon remained in place, as people came to leave flowers. Emergency services remain at the site, and are continuing the search.

Meanwhile the council is working to assist those who have been unable to return to their homes.

Neighbours told Granada Reports the community is in shock.

Video captured moments after the explosion on Friday showed how quickly the fire spread through the property. There's still no indication as to what caused the explosion.