Police Respond To Massive Explosion In Leicester, England (VIDEO)

Police Respond To Massive Explosion In Leicester, England (VIDEO)

Following reports of a massive explosion which took place in Leicester, one of England’s biggest cities, police and emergency services rushed at the scene, and 4 victims were taken to a local hospital. According to what we know so far (very little actually), a home and a convenience store were destroyed by a powerful explosion in Leicester. Authorities treat this situation as a major incident. disasterThe blast occurred at approximately 7pm local time and 6 fire engines were sent to the scene of the .

Sky News reports the situation is not being treated as a terrorist incident, at least for now:

 

The local authorities are currently involved in search and rescue operations, with emergency responders trying to extinguish the fire. All traffic patterns in the general Hinkley Road area were suspended. The cause of the explosion is not known just yet, and there are reports about forensic teams in hazmat suits investigating the area. The number of victims caught under the rubble is unknown. This is a developing story. Stay tuned.