Eli Ridder | The Post

Police in the United Kingdom responded to the explosion of a storefront on Sunday evening in the British city of Leicester. 

Leicestershire Police reported at 2:19 p.m. that there was a “major incident” on Hinckley Rd., saying that “all emergency services” were on the way and encouraging residents to avoid the area.

Video purports to show a storefront of what some media have reported as a convenience store in shambles, with some reports citing a gas line issue as reason for the explosion.

A Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson told Sky News that it is unknown at this point if people are injured or trapped in the downed building, which fell in a “pancake collapse”.

Several individuals have been transported to hospital, according to medical services.

If the location is correct, the explosion destroyed a Londis convenience store, a chain selling discounted, own-brand groceries.

The Post has reached out for comment from Londis.

There has been no allegations of terrorism from any officials.


Video

YouTube post purports to show the scene of the blast.


More details to follow.

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Written by Eli Ridder

Eli Ridder is a journalism student at the University of Guelph-Humber and a senior correspondent for multiple independent publications including, but not limited to, The Anon Journal, Berning Media Network and the Ribbon. Find out more at eliridder.ca

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