Published On: Mon, Nov 24th, 2014 on 10:00 pm

40 people led to safety after Bradford warehouse blast

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An explosion at a warehouse in Bradford left two people trapped when part of the building collapsed.

The blast happened earlier today at around 4.40pm at the Range Storage and Material Handling Equipment on Parry Lane.

Two women, aged 19 and 35, were rescued and treated for shock, whilst 40 people were evacuated from nearby buildings.

Around 25 firefighters were called to the warehouse and Search and Rescue dogs were deployed, as well as a structural engineer to assess the stability of the building.

Chief Inspector Suzanne Akeroyd, of Bradford District Police, said: “A total of 40 people were led to safety from adjoining premises. The cause of the explosion is still being investigated, but is not believed to be suspicious at this stage.

“Fire crews are expected to remain at the scene overnight and the Health and Safety Executive has been informed.”

It is believed the blast might have been due to a gas leak.

Road closures at the junction of Parry Lane and Sticker Lane are also expected to remain in place overnight.

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