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A major incident has been declared following reports of a gas explosion at a house in Swansea.

Emergency services are responding to the incident on the junction of Field Close and Clydach Road in Morriston.

Pictures on social media show one house completely flattened and another seriously damaged.

Swansea Council leader Rob Stewart said it was not yet clear if there are any injuries, fatalities or individuals trapped in the rubble.

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South Wales Police is asking people to avoid the area.

“Emergency services are working at the scene, and we are asking that people avoid the area so we can deal with this incident”, a police spokesperson said.

Houses on the junction of Field Close and Clydach Road in Morriston


The Welsh Ambulance Service said they were called just after 11:20 GMT on Monday to a report of an explosion at a property.

Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service also attended the incident.

“Crews from Morriston, Swansea West, Neath, Gorseinon and Port Talbot were called to an incident in Morriston following several reports of a gas explosion,” the fire service said.

Morriston Town AFC football club said it was “devastated” to hear the news and said locals should not hesitate to contact the club and come in to keep warm.

Source: BBC

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