ROKER EXPLOSION: 13 photos showing the aftermath of a suspected gas blast
Photos show the destruction following a suspected gas blast in Roker which has left one person in a critical condition.
Emergency Services were called to a Gentoo owned property on Whickham Street at around 3.45pm on Tuesday, February 15, after what is suspected to be an explosion caused by a gas leak.
Two men were rescued from the scene, including one from inside the destroyed property, and they both currently remain in hospital.
Echo photographer Stu Norton captured some images of the aftermath of the scene on Wednesday morning (February 16).