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One confirmed dead after explosion causes house collapse in Andover

  • Watch the full report by Sally Simmonds below

A 48-year-old man has died after an explosion in Andover at about 2.30am on Thursday.

The explosion caused a building to collapse in King Arthur's Way, Andover in Hampshire.

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service and its Urban Search and Rescue teams are continuing to search the scene.

No other injuries were reported and those listed as living at the address have been accounted for.

A number of neighbouring properties were evacuated as a precaution.

A joint fire and police investigation between Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service and Hampshire Constabulary is underway.

  • Video: Resident Will Cooper lives next door to where the explosion happened. Will and his family have been allowed to take what they need from their home, but have not been told when they will be able to return

Gas company SGN says it is working to isolate gas supplies to properties one and two for safety.

They will remain on site to help investigate the cause of the explosion.

  • Video: a neighbour's living room webcam captures noise and flash of explosion

A community hall in King Arthur's Way has opened to those in the area who have been affected by the incident.

This is a tragic incident in which one man has died, and we are working hard to find out what happened.

This process will take some time and a cordon will remain in place in the coming days.

Launcelot Close remains closed to the public and we will update you when we are able to reopen the road."

– Chief Inspector Kory Thorne, Test Valley District Commander