South Ealing Gas Explosion - Man Arrested

Injured man being questioned about the blast

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A man's been arrested following a gas explosion in a two-storey building in South Ealing yesterday.

Emergency crews were called to flats at Carlyle House in Carlyle Road, South Ealing, at 0915 GMT on Sunday.

Two men - in their 60s were taken to hospital - police say one man - who is being treated for minor injuries - has been arrested.

Local resident Emma Renton heard the explosion.

Debris from the building was left scattered across the road.

The roof of the building has been badly damaged and London Fire Brigade said the block remained unstable.

There is also damage to the interior of the flats.

11 people were evacuated from the flats and taken to Ealing Town Hall.

Two crews and a "hazardous area" response team were among the ambulance units sent to the scene.

South Ealing Road was closed to traffic at its junction with Carlyle Road but has since reopened but the 65 bus, which runs between Ealing and Kingston, has been diverted along Windmill Road.

An investigation is underway into what caused the blast.



19th February 2011

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