Suspected gas blast in Washington: new pictures reveal extent of damage

Investigations are continuing into the cause of a blast which caused severe damage to flats in Washington today.

Monday, 1st April 2019, 9:03 pm
Updated Monday, 1st April 2019, 9:18 pm
Inside the flat. Picture: TWFRS

Fire crews and paramedics were called to Collingwood Court in Sulgrave at around midday following reports of a blast.

The ceiling of the flat. Picture: TWFRS

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An investigation into the cause of the incident is ongoing.

Structural engineers are assessing the safety of the building.

READ MORE: Residents speak of their shock after suspected gas blastA Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service statement said: "We'd like to thank our emergency services colleagues for their support and thank local residents for their patience."

The damage from the outside. Picture: TWFRS
The interior of the flat