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Three People Injured After House Explosion In Seven Sisters

Credit: Kirsten Williams

Two children have been flown by air ambulance to Southmead Hospital in Bristol.

An adult has been taken by ambulance to Morriston Hospital. Their injuries are described as serious.

The road will remain closed overnight and diversions are being put in place.

Around 14 properties have been evacuated and Neath Port Talbot Council have opened a rest centre with full support for these residents.

The cause of the explosion is under investigation.

Kirsten Williams was in her in-laws garden when the tragedy happened she told us: "We were all sitting outside. Just down the road from the explosion. The conservatory shook. A massive bang. My mother-in-law suggested it was a car crash or a lorry. I said 'no..that's an explosion.' My father-in-law rushed up the drive and saw people running across the road and called us up. I grabbed my 17 month old son and off we went to see what had happened. What shook me the most was a small baby teddy bear was there laying on top of the car roof."

The emergency services are at the scene.

People are being urged to avoid the area.


 

 

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