Sussex

Woman dies after Crawley house explosion

  • 31 December 2013
  • From the section Sussex
Fire in house at explosion scene
Image caption Police said it was not yet clear what caused the blast but it is believed to have been a boiler or gas canister

A woman in her 50s has died at the scene following an explosion at a house in West Sussex.

The woman was taken from the house in Banks Road, Crawley after emergency services were called at 12:30 GMT.

She was treated by paramedics but died shortly afterwards. The explosion is not being treated as suspicious.

A police spokesman said it was not yet clear what caused the blast but it is believed to have been a boiler or gas canister.

He said damage was confined to the interior of the house and no other premises were affected.

No-one else is believed to have been in the property at the time of the explosion.

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