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Three people taken to hospital after suspected gas explosion in Southall

Around 40 firefighters in six fire engines attended a suspected gas explosion on Western Road in Southall.

Three people, two men and a woman were taken to hospital following the explosion.

The first floor and roof of a two-storey building with a shop and flats above has suffered significant structural damage as a result of the building partially collapsing.

Part of the first floor and roof was damaged by a fire which occurred following the explosion.

There were no reports of any other injuries. Neighbouring properties were evacuated as a precaution and road closures are in place.

Station Commander Simon Horn, who was at the scene, said: “Crews were joined by  our Urban Search and Rescue team using specialist equipment to carry out a systematic search of the property. They were able to confirm that everyone has been accounted for.

“Initial crews worked quickly in a challenging situation to extinguish the fire. However, a cordon of around 50 metres will remain in place and people are asked to avoid the area.”

The Brigade was called at 1:29pm and the incident was under control by 4:05pm. The cause of the incident is under investigation.

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