Published On: Tue, Nov 25th, 2014 on 8:10 pm

UPDATE: Bradford warehouse blast investigation begins

Bradford Warehouse Blast

An investigation into an explosion that has left a gaping hole inside a warehouse in Bradford has begun.

An explosion took place at around 4.40pm yesterday at the Range Storage and Material Handling Equipment on Parry Lane.

Two women, aged 19 and 35, were trapped after part of the building collapsed. They were rescued by firefighters and treated for shock. 40 others were evacuated from nearby buildings.

Today, the area remained cordoned off for safety reasons as investigations took place.

Police said a suspected gas leak was believed to be the cause.

Chief Inspector Suzanne Akeroyd, of Bradford District Police, said: “The cause of the explosion is still being investigated, but is not believed to be suspicious at this stage.”

The fire service remained at the scene through the night and a structural engineer had been called to assess the stability of the building.

Road closures at the junction of Parry Lane and Sticker Lane were also in place overnight.

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