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Woman rescued from rubble after 'gas blast' destroys 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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