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Explosion at Coventry primary school injures man

John Gulson Primary School Image copyright Google
Image caption A brick outbuilding partially collapsed after an explosion at the school

A man has been treated for burns after an explosion at a primary school.

Emergency services were called to John Gulson Primary School on George Street in the Hillfields area of Coventry at about 11:00 BST.

The school broke up for Easter holidays on Friday, and West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) said the man was the only patient.

The explosion is believed to have happened in an outbuilding which has partially collapsed.

Coventry City Council, which runs the school, said the cause of the explosion was not yet known but it appeared to have been in the "external boiler house".

The main school building was unaffected, a spokesperson added.

West Midlands Fire Service (WMFS) sent 18 firefighters to the school and crews remain at the scene.

Gas and electricity supplies have been isolated, it said.

The man treated for burns has been taken to hospital in Coventry, but his injuries are not believed to be serious.

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