Man in his 90s dies after ‘fuel explosion’

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A person in his 90s has died and houses have been left with out energy after reviews of a fuel explosion in Manchester.

Emergency companies have been referred to as to Brownley Highway in Wythenshawe at about 6.30pm on Thursday and the person was discovered useless inside a property, Better Manchester Police (GMP) stated.

Various homes have been evacuated and close by roads have been closed, whereas a number of properties have been with out energy.

Matt Muncaster, 27, who lives near the place the explosion happened, tried to assist with fellow neighbours earlier than firefighters arrived.

“The scene was terrible, (there have been) huge quantities of smoke nearly immediately,” he stated.

“Me and a neighbour tried to kick the door right down to try to get in to see if the resident was residence however we couldn’t get in. Nevertheless the fireplace service managed to get into the home about 5 minutes after.”

Emergency companies have been referred to as to Brownley Highway in Wythenshawe at about 6.30pm on Thursday (Matt Muncaster/PA) (PA Media)

A spokesman for Better Manchester Fireplace and Rescue Service stated: “At round 6.30pm on 31 March, crews have been referred to as to reviews of a hearth at a home property on Brownley Highway in Manchester.

“4 hearth engines from Bolton North, Cheadle, Wythenshawe and Stockport stations, and the Technical Rescue Unit from Ashton attended.

“Firefighters assessed the scene and are utilizing respiratory equipment and hose reels to regulate the fireplace and make the scene secure.

“Crews are working with colleagues from Better Manchester Police and North West Ambulance Service and are at present nonetheless on the scene.”

GMP stated it’s finishing up investigations and officers are supporting the useless man’s household.

The power stated the scene was made secure at about 8pm.

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