Battersea explosion: Man injured after suspected gas leak

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A 25-metre cordon is in place and affected properties are being evacuated.

A man has been injured after a suspected gas explosion at a house in south London.

Firefighters were called to a house in Elsley Road, Battersea, after the blast at an end-of-terrace house resulted in a partial roof collapse.

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One man left the building before the London Fire Brigade (LFB) arrived and has been assessed on scene by London Ambulance Service crews.

Rubble on the pavement and blown-out windows can be seen in photographs taken of the scene.

The house after the explosion in Elsey road, BatterseaThe house after the explosion in Elsey road, Battersea
The house after the explosion in Elsey road, Battersea | Credit: LFB

A 25-metre cordon is in place and affected properties are being evacuated.

A spokesperson for London Fire Brigade (LFB) said: “The Brigade was called at 1.47pm.

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“Fire crews from Chelsea, Wandsworth, Brixton  and Clapham fire stations are at the scene.

“The cause is not known at this time.”

London Ambulance Service said: "We sent a number of resources to the scene, including an ambulance crew, a paramedic in a fast-response car and an incident response officer.

"Our teams are treating a man at the scene."

The local authority, Wandsworth Council, said it would arrange temporary accommodation for people evacuated from their homes if necessary.

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