Watch: demolition in progress of Roker flats destroyed by explosion

A digger is at the site of flats in Roker destroyed by a suspected gas explosion.

Emergency Services were called to a Gentoo-owned property on Whickham Street at about 3.45pm on Wednesday, February 15.

Two flats were destroyed in what is believed to have been an explosion caused by a gas leak.

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Two men were rescued from the scene, one of whom was later revealed to be in critical condition in hospital.

A digger demolishes the destroyed house in Roker, on the afternoon of Thursday, February 17, 2022.

Today a digger was at the scene, demolishing the destroyed property.