Sunderland house destroyed in explosion

Posted August 13, 2017

Here is footage of the moment a Sunderland house exploded in a suspected gas blast.

Her semi-detached home was reduced to a pile of rubble and her neighbour's house also badly damaged.

She was treated for burns and rushed to Newcastle Royal Victoria Infirmary in a serious but stable condition.

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In an earlier post, she said that God must exist as "how the hell can anyone survive that explosion".

Northumbria police gave few details other than to say the explosion happened at a private address in Rosslyn Avenue on Friday morning.

Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service said they have sent five engines and a search dog to the scene, while the Great North Air Ambulance also attended.

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NHS Head Chef Jacqueline, who lives around the corner from Susan, said: "I was walking up the stairs and I said to my daughter have you dropped my iPad?" I came down to see what was happening and it is a complete shock'.

Bill Forster, of Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service, said: "The walls of the building have collapsed and the upper sections of the building have come down and the lady was trapped beneath that rubble".

Sean Hughes, 40, heard the explosion over a mile away.

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Northern Gas Networks said its engineers were at the site and investigating "as a matter of urgency". He added: "I saw the window move and the house shook".