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Woman rescued from rubble after 'gas blast' destroys bungalow

Published 28/12/2015

West Midlands Police said the pensioner was rescued from the rubble of her bungalow
West Midlands Police said the pensioner was rescued from the rubble of her bungalow

An elderly woman has been freed from her home following a suspected gas explosion.

The woman was rescued by emergency crews after the blast in Penn Road in Wolverhampton, shortly after 8am, West Midlands Police said.

The bungalow collapsed and a cordon was put in place after concerns about the pensioner's safety.

Police confirmed the woman had been rescued from the rubble.

In a statement, a West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: " Thankfully, the elderly woman is not seriously hurt.

"She is being taken to New Cross Hospital by land ambulance for further assessment."

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