Aerial view of scene of explosion in Oldham
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Child killed as 'gas' explosion rips through houses

26 June 2012 Last updated at 19:06 BST

A young child has been killed and another person seriously injured after a huge explosion ripped through terraced houses in Oldham.

The fire service has said the blast, in the Shaw area of the city, may have been caused by a gas leak.

One man was pulled from the rubble and airlifted to Wythenshawe Hospital with serious burns.

Ed Thomas reports.