Woman dies after Crawley house explosion
- 31 December 2013
- From the section Sussex
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.