Man in his 90s dies after huge 'gas blast' rocks road in Manchester

Man in his 90s dies and homes are left without power after huge ‘gas blast’ rocks road in Manchester

  • Emergency services were called to Brownley Road in Wythenshawe at 6.30pm
  • A man in his nineties was found dead at a property by emergency services
  • Several homes were evacuated and a number of properties are without power 

A man in his 90s has died and homes have been left without power after reports of a gas explosion in Manchester.

Emergency services were called to Brownley Road in Wythenshawe at about 6.30pm on Thursday and the man was found dead inside a property, Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said.

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service said they were called out to reports of a fire at a domestic property.

A number of houses were evacuated and several properties are without power.

A man in his 90s has died and homes have been left without power after reports of a gas explosion in Manchester

Emergency services were called to Brownley Road in Wythenshawe, Manchester at about 6.30pm and the man was found dead inside a property, Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said

Nearby roads have been closed and emergency services were at the scene on Thursday evening.

GMP said it is carrying out investigations and officers are supporting the dead man’s family.

A fire service spokesman said: ‘At around 6.30pm on 31 March, crews were called to reports of a fire at a domestic property on Brownley Road in Manchester.

‘Four fire engines from Bolton North, Cheadle, Wythenshawe and Stockport stations, and the Technical Rescue Unit from Ashton attended.

Emergency services at the scene after a man in his 90s has died and homes have been left without power after reports of a gas explosion in Wythenshawe

‘Firefighters assessed the scene and are using breathing apparatus and hose reels to control the fire and make the scene safe.

‘Crews are working with colleagues from Greater Manchester Police and North West Ambulance Service and are currently still on the scene.’

GMP said the scene was made safe at about 8pm.

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