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Woman injured after gas explosion in Bletchley

A woman was pulled from the wreckage of her home after a gas explosion in Bletchley yesterday afternoon, Milton Keynes Citizen reported.

It is believed the woman, 62, suffered minor injuries and was treated in hospital and discharged.

Up to 100 people from 57 homes were evacuated following the incident in Gairloch Avenue on the Lakes Estates.

A number of people are waiting for confirmation they can return to their homes.

Residents were taken to Sycamore Hall in Drayton Road and cared for by the British Red Cross Fire and Emergency service volunteers.

Gas engineers worked all night to isolate a gas leak and make the area safe.

Two appliances and crews from Bletchley attended, along with the British Red Cross Fire and Emergency Support Service vehicle, based at Bletchley Fire Station, and a number of officers.

Relief crews from Great Holm and Broughton remained at the scene until about 3.30am.

A 100-metre hazard zone was set up.

It’s believed Health & Safety officials are at the scene working with investigators to try to ascertain what caused the explosion.

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