Blast destroys homes in Scotland, four residents in critical condition
10:23, 20 October 2021
Photo: Peter Manning/Keystone Press Agency/Global Look Press
Massive blast happened at a residential area in Aye, Scotland at around 07:00 pm on Monday.
Four people were reported to have been harmed due to the serious explosion at a South Ayrshire residential neighborhood in Kincaidston. The injured individuals were immediately admitted to a hospital as soon as the emergency services approached the area. Two adults and two children, injured by the blast, were reported to have been in serious condition.
Police reported that four homes were affected by the sudden blast while a witness said one of the impacted houses has been completely obliterated.
Witnesses said the explosion was heard miles away from its epicenter.
House totalled in Kincaidston. Gas explosion. Hoping everyone is alright. Heard theyâve pulled a little girl from the rubble pic.twitter.com/NC6kpzIpNB
BBC Scotland reporter Martin Smedley, who was present at the scene said there was a massive gathering of Gas services while the area was cordoned off. Later, the residents were allowed to return as the Gas services reported that the gas had been sealed.
The humanitarian assistance has been opened to those who suffered from the incident. Those who are staying in the shelters were given various supplies like water and food.
The local community, along with businesses and other joiners pledged to help residents secure their properties.