Gas explosion in Wandsworth

gas explosion in wandsworth

At approximately 7.25am on Tuesday, 31 July police in Wandsworth were called to Garratt Lane, SW17 following reports of a gas explosion.

Police, London Ambulance Service and London Fire Brigade attended and found a wall to a block of flats damaged following a suspected gas explosion.

Emergency crews are working to assist those injured as a result of the damage caused. At this early stage, up to three people have been found with injuries.

Work at the scene is ongoing. No arrests have been made. A police cordon has been put in place. Motorists are advised to avoid the area.

Emergency crews continue to deal at the scene.

Sergeant PS John Nicolaou from South West BCU said: “At this stage we believe up to three people have been injured as a result of what is believed to be a gas explosion. We await a full update on their condition. The Health and Safety Executive will be informed in due course and the Gas Board are at the scene now. All emergency services continue to work together at the scene along with the local authority.”