UPDATE: Suspected gas explosion in Everton
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Merseyside Police can confirm a 62-year-old woman injured on Thursday, 21 November following a suspected gas explosion has subsequently died.
A report was received at around 9.15am that there had been an explosion in a residential building in Thomaston Street, Everton.
An investigation into the circumstances carried out by detectives and the Health and Safety Executive remains ongoing.
The woman’s next of kin have been informed.
We are in attendance in Everton following a suspected gas explosion (Thursday 21 November).
A report was received around 9.15am that there had been an explosion in a residential building in Thomaston Street.
One woman has received severe burns to her body and has been taken to hospital for treatment.
The house has been evacuated and an adjoining house has also been evacuated as a precaution.
Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service attended just before 9.15am with three engines and administered first aid at the scene.
The building has been declared as unsafe at this time and CADENT are in attendance at the scene and have turned the gas supply off to make the area safe.
Enquiries into the incident are ongoing.