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Man arrested in connection with explosion at Govan flat

The incident, which took place shortly after 7am on Kennedar Drive in Govan on Friday, left two people injured.

The incident took place at around 7am on Friday morning (Yui Mok/PA)
The incident took place at around 7am on Friday morning (Yui Mok/PA)

A 26-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a gas explosion at a flat in Glasgow on Friday.

The incident, which took place shortly after 7am on Kennedar Drive in Govan, left two people injured.

Police said the explosion was a result of “a deliberate act within the flat”, which was significantly damaged.

Twenty-three people in the block of flats were evacuated as a precaution while emergency services dealt with the incident but were later allowed to return to their homes.

Enquiries carried out so far have revealed that the explosion was as a result of a deliberate act within the flat Superintendent Craig Smith

Two of the flat’s occupants, a 26-year-old man and a 30-year-old woman, were taken to hospital for treatment following the blast.

The man sustained burns as a result of the explosion and remains in a critical condition, whilst the woman was discharged on Friday having been treated for minor injuries.

Officers are continuing with their enquiries into the incident.

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