Posted: Sat 25th Mar 2017

Huge blast which destroys building and injures over 30 on the Wirral heard in Deeside

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Saturday, Mar 25th, 2017

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Two people have been seriously injured and 32 others treated in hospital following a suspected gas explosion on the Wirral. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The massive blast which was heard in Deeside, destroyed several buildings including one which was home to a dance studio called Complete Works on Boundary Road, Port Sunlight. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Nearby houses have been badly damaged in the explosion and around 100 residents had to be evacuated to a nearby Church. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

North West Ambulance Service said they took 34 patients to hospital, two of which are in serious condition, a number of casualties were taken to the Countess of Chester hospital for treatment.[/vc_column_text][vc_video link=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=zsGdVjhSLpY”][vc_column_text] ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The explosion which happened at just before 9.15pm on Saturday evening was reportedly heard in Connah’s Quay, Hawarden and Flint. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Adam Dingwall captured the sound of the explosion on his dashcam – his reaction to the massive explosion was as you’d expect one of surprise hence the strong language ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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In an update today at 12.20am Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service said: ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“Emergency services are currently attending a major incident at the junction of Boundary Road and Circular Drive, New Ferry, Wirral. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service was called at 9.14pm (Saturday) to reports of a suspected gas explosion, crews were on scene at 9.21pm. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Eight fire engines are currently at the scene. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

A number of casualties have been taken to Arrowe Park Hospital, Countess of Chester Hospital and Aintree Hospital. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Firefighters are currently liaising with Merseyside Police, North West Ambulance Service, National Grid and Wirral Council to make the scene safe. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Police officers are also going house to house in the local area offering advice and reassurance to local residents. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

New Chester Road, Pool Bank, Circular Drive, Primrose Hill and New Ferry Road are currently closed. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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Wirral Council said: ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“Our thoughts are with everyone affected by the incident in New Ferry tonight. Anyone who needs support should turn up at the reception centre at the Life Church,opposite Bebington Station, which is being staffed by the community and the council. Most people affected are with friends and relatives, and police officers have been going house to house reassuring local residents. Road closures and diversions remain in place in the surrounding areas.”including Port Sunlight. Avoid the area if you can.”[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2”][vc_column_text] ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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Alison McGovern, the Labour MP for Wirral South, tweeted: “Am on scene in New Ferry. A very serious situation. Please stay away if you can, let police and emergency services do their job.”[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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