Manchester

Eight injured in Greater Manchester Tesco explosion

Tesco in Walkden after the explosion
The surrounding areas were evacuated after the blast

Eight people - including a pregnant woman and a 76-year-old man - have been injured in an explosion at a Tesco store in Greater Manchester.

Eyewitnesses reported seeing smoke filling the store on Bolton Road in Walkden on Sunday afternoon.

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service said the surrounding areas were evacuated.

Initial reports suggest the explosion might have come from the bakery area when a pipe in a fridge burst.

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