Glasgow & West Scotland

Two hurt in explosion at flats in Port Glasgow

Police said they did not know what caused the gas explosion
Image caption Police said they did not know what caused the gas explosion

A man and woman were taken to hospital on Boxing Day after a gas explosion in a flat in Inverclyde.

A number of homes were evacuated on Thursday afternoon as the building in Highholm Street, Port Glasgow, was deemed unsafe due to the damage.

Details of the conditions of the two people who were injured are not known but their injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

Emergency services are carrying out an investigation.

A Scotland Gas Networks spokeswoman said: "Engineers were called to a property in Highholm Street, Port Glasgow, following reports of an explosion.

"We arrived quickly, made safe, and assisted the emergency services with their investigations. We have now left the site.

"Until these investigations have been completed, it is too early to speculate as to what has happened."