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06 Feb 2019 | 08:53 PM UTC

UK: Suspected gas explosion reported in Batley (West Yorkshire) Feb. 6 /update 1

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Authorities respond to suspected gas explosion in Batley (West Yorkshire county) February 6; evacuations ordered in area of Hick Lane

TIMEFRAME expected from 2/6/2019, 12:00 AM until 2/7/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/London). COUNTRY/REGION Batley (West Yorkshire county)

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Officials are responding to a suspected gas explosion in Batley (West Yorkshire county) on Wednesday evening (local time), February 6. Emergency services reportedly transported at least three people to the hospital and evacuated several houses in the vicinity of the incident. A police cordon remains in place in the Hick Lane area of the city. An investigation into the explosion is ongoing. 


Individuals in Batley are advised to avoid the area, adhere to instructions issued by local authorities, and anticipate transportation disruptions.


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