At least three people injured after ‘huge gas explosion’ destroys flat in West Yorkshire town

At least three people have been injured after a gas explosion destroyed a flat in West Yorkshire.

The explosion was heard in the Hick Lane area of the town of Batley between 6.30pm and 7pm today. 

It’s unclear how seriously injured those involved are and nearby houses have been evacuated by police. 

Emergency services at the scene of a suspected gas explosion in Batley, West Yorkshire, which injured at least three people

Emergency services at the scene of a suspected gas explosion in Batley, West Yorkshire, which injured at least three people

Emergency services at the scene of a suspected gas explosion in Batley, West Yorkshire, which injured at least three people

Shocked locals shared photos of the aftermath of the explosion, showing smoke spreading through the night sky

Shocked locals shared photos of the aftermath of the explosion, showing smoke spreading through the night sky

Shocked locals shared photos of the aftermath of the explosion, showing smoke spreading through the night sky

Fire crews, ambulances, police and a police helicopter were all in attendance following the explosion

Fire crews, ambulances, police and a police helicopter were all in attendance following the explosion

Fire crews, ambulances, police and a police helicopter were all in attendance following the explosion

One woman revealed how she was sitting on the sofa at home when she heard the bang, with her kitchen walls caving in.   

Zoe Palmer told the Examiner: ‘I was sat on the sofa and my partner had just gone to Tesco and there was a big almighty explosion and the kitchen wall came through and the windows and some bloke dragged me through the window to get me out to help. I’m shaken’. 

Fire crews, ambulances, police and a police helicopter were all spotted near the scene of the explosion. 

Police officers at the scene said: ‘It was a gas explosion in a domestic flat and at least three people have been injured and are on their way to hospital’. 

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