Wednesday, 8 Feb 2023

No one is injured as huge blast destroys terraced home

Miracle escape from suspected gas explosion: No one is injured as huge blast destroys terraced home as residents are evacuated to local church

  • Blast happened on Marlborough Avenue in Goole, East Yorkshire this morning
  • Pictures show how explosion left a house with a gaping hole and collapsed roof 

Households miraculously escaped a suspected gas explosion as no one was injured in a huge blast which rocked a street and forced residents to seek sanctuary in a parish church. 

Those impacted said it was ‘like a scene from the Blitz’ as 999 workers cleared the wreckage from the blast in Goole, East Yorkshire, early this morning. 

Families were ordered to leave their homes on Marlborough Avenue as police, firemen and gas workers sealed off the area.  

A gas explosion rocked a street in Goole, East Yorkshire and forced residents to seek sanctuary in a parish church in the early hours of this morning

The blast ripped through one of the houses, leaving a gaping hole and a collapsed roof in the terrace

The whole street was closed after the explosion ripped through one of the houses, leaving a gaping hole and a collapsed roof in the terraced home where the blast blew out.

Residents awoke to be told they had to leave their homes and found police vans blocking both ends of the street.

One person who was there said: ‘The whole street was evacuated to nearby church. ‘A Single bloke lived in property. We heard he tried to do himself in at 2am.’

Those impacted said it was ‘like a scene from the Blitz’ as 999 workers cleared the wreckage from the blast 

The whole street was closed after the explosion ripped through one of the houses

Local Lidija Jeremejeva said: ‘They left around 8am. Right now everyone is gone except the workers who cleaned the ruins and the police control blocking half of the street from the roundabout to the middle of the street.

‘I live across the street from this building.’

MailOnline has contacted Humberside Fire and Rescue Service and Humberside Police for information on the cause of the explosion. 

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