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Wooburn Green explosion: Two hurt in suspected gas blast

Scene of Wood Green suspected gas explosion Image copyright @Bucksfire
Image caption Cars outside the property were damaged

A man and a woman have been injured in a suspected gas blast, which destroyed part of a house in Buckinghamshire.

Five adjoining properties were evacuated after the explosion in the village of Wooburn Green, near Beaconsfield, emergency services said.

Four fire crews attended the incident, which happened at about 17:30 GMT.

Local residents rescued a woman before fire crews arrived and tried to rescue the man, who was eventually brought out of the property by firefighters.

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"Public-spirited local residents placed themselves in positions of considerable risk in order to come to the aid of the casualties immediately after the explosion, and we are relieved that they came to no harm themselves," a Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said.

The extent of the couple's injuries are unknown.

Thames Valley Police said a cordon was likely to remain in place around the property for some time.

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Image caption Part of the end terraced property was destroyed in the explosion
Image copyright @Bucksfire
Image caption Adjoining homes were evacuated

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