Two houses destroyed after huge explosion rips through Swansea street

A major incident has been declared in Swansea after a suspected gas explosion completely flattened a house and levelled most of the neighbouring property.

Residents around Clydach Road, on the city’s outskirts, reported hearing a ‘huge bang’ shortly after 11am on Monday.

Fire crews from five different stations were scrambled to the scene and several people reported seeing an air ambulance in attendance.

The blast also appears to have blown out several windows and burned exterior fixtures on at least two more surrounding buildings.

Emergency servies warned people to ‘avoid the area’ as the incident was still ‘ongoing’ at midday on Monday.

The sound was heard across a mile-wide radius, according to tweets from people claiming to live in the area.

Emma Kavanagh wrote: ‘Felt like the last earthquake we had. I thought our chimney had come down!’

A spokesperson for Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service told ‘At 11.20am on Monday, March 13th, crews from Morriston, Swansea West, Neath, Gorseinon and Port Talbot were called to an incident in Morriston following several reports of a gas explosion.

‘As well as Fire and Rescue Service Crews, South Wales Police and the Welsh Ambulance Service are in attendance.

‘South Wales Police have declared a major incident, no further information is available at this time.  For more information, please contact South Wales Police.’

Leader of Swansea Council Rob Stewart said: ‘A major incident has been declared after a suspected gas explosion in Morriston. Emergency teams are responding.

‘It is not known at this time if there are any injuries or fatalities or individuals trapped in the rubble.

‘My thoughts are with residents at this time.’

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