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Leicester blast not terror-related say police

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Leicester blast not terror-related say police

Leicester blast not terror-related say police
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UK police are investigating a powerful explosion which destroyed a shop and a home late on Sunday evening.

The blast happened in the central English city of Leicester. Six people were injured two of them critically.

Fire swept through the wreckage delaying emergency services from searching for anyone trapped under the rubble.

Witnesses described hearing a massive explosion and then the two-floor building with a loft conversion suffered a 'pancake collapse'.

A number of other buildings were damaged and homes and businesses in the area were evacuated.

Although the cause of the blast remains unclear, police have said there is no indication of it being terrorist-related.