Published: Fri, August 11, 2017
Medicine | By Earnest Bishop

House 'blown apart' by explosion in Sunderland

House 'blown apart' by explosion in Sunderland

Emergency services were called to a private address in Rosslyn Avenue in Ryhope at about 09:00 BST.

Police rushed to the scene of an explosion at a house in Sunderland on Friday morning (11 August).

In a post on a local community group, she said: "There must be a God somewhere, how the hell can anyone survive that explosion".

Police, fire and ambulance services were at the scene, with a cordon put in place to keep members of the public away.

The North East Ambulance Service said the woman was rescued from the destroyed house suffering from burns.

Bill Forster, from Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue, added: "Initially the walls of the building had collapsed and the upper section of the building had come down".

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We have taken the casualty to the Newcastle Royal Victoria Infirmary by paramedic ambulance with the GNAAS doctor on board.

Northumbria police said on Twitter that they were aware of the incident and that emergency services were attending the scene. The road was also closed.

One woman has been taken to the RVI, her condition is described as serious but stable.

The force said everyone affected had been accounted for and there were no fatalities.

The nearby former library on Black Road was opened for those affected by the blast which happened at about 8.50am.

" Officers can confirm that this incident has no link to terrorism activity and an investigation into the circumstances of the explosion will begin in due course".

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