Explosion At House In Sunderland

Sunderland explosion Ryhope home destroyed

The North East Ambulance Service confirmed: "We have been made aware of an incident at a private address on Rosslyn Avenue in Ryhope, Sunderland".

The cause of the blast is not yet known but Northumbria Police said there was "nothing to indicate at this time that this is linked to terrorism".

Remarkably, she was the only casualty following the explosion at around 8.50am on Friday, and was treated for burns at the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle.

The woman had been in her bathroom getting ready to go out when the explosion happened, the emergency services added.

In an earlier public post, she said there must be a God as "How the hell can anyone survive that explosion?".

Northern Gas Networks said its engineers were at the site and investigating "as a matter of urgency".




One half of a semi-detached house was completely destroyed, the other half badly damaged.

The woman, called Zara, said she heard a "very loud bang" and "the houses shook".

NHS Head Chef Jacqueline, who lives around the corner from Susan, said: "I was walking up the stairs and I said to my daughter have you dropped my iPad?"

'Half of the semi has gone and next door is wrecked.

He's spoken with Sun FM and could only say one word to describe what he's seen - "Shocked!".

Another neighbour claimed he heard the explosion from more than a mile away.

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