Four killed in building fire in Leicester, terrorism ruled out

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     TERRIFYING All emergency crew have been dispatched to deal with the'major incident

Another four people are in hospital and attempts to ensure no one else is trapped in the building have restarted after concerns about the structural integrity of a neighbouring wall forced emergency workers to stop on Monday afternoon.

O'Neill added that there may be people inside the house who have not yet been accounted for, and that the rescue operation is ongoing.

Emergency personnel attend the scene of an incident in Leicester, central England, Sunday Feb. 25, 2018.

A raging blaze engulfed the two-storey building after the blast, at around 7.20pm, shook nearby buildings and sent flaming debris flying in all directions.

Leicester Police said on Twitter this evening: "There has been a major incident on Hinckley Road, Leicester".

"We've got no indication of what the cause is at this moment", the spokeswoman said.

Leicester is 177 kilometres (110 miles) north of London. "I think people will see for themselves just how the community responds and just how people draw together in light of this tragedy and I hope that will go some way to dispel myths that terrorism is associated with any particular community".

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Officials said the building - which had a shop on the ground floor and a two-storey flat above it - had suffered a "pancake collection". Literally the whole of the side of the building had been blown out.

The electricity supply to a number of properties in the area was cut while emergency services deal with the incident, police said. "People grabbed blankets and ran towards the fire to try to help people".

"He (my brother-in-law) doesn't know what's happened to his other children", he said.

Multiple 999 calls were made to fire services around 7pm reporting an explosion on Hinckley Road, which was eventually evacuated. Avoid the area. Roads closed and lots of sirens in attendance.

Julie Dexter, 56, told The Sun online: "It felt like the house was falling down".

"The cause of the explosion will be the subject of a joint investigation by the police and Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service", the police department said.

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