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A man died in an explosion at a property in Wythenshawe, Manchester at around 6.30pm yesterday. Emergency services evacuated a whole row of houses, residents of which today reported hearing a ‘huge’ bang which ‘shook their homes like an earthquake’.

Speaking to Manchester Evening News, a resident continued: “It’s just a shock, you don’t expect it.”

Police remain on the streets today as they investigate the blast.

Residents spent the night in temporary accommodation but were allowed to return to their homes this morning – although some remain without electricity.

Photos show the destruction caused by the blast, with huge debris outside the property in question.

Gas experts say it is “too early” to determine the cause of the explosion.

A Greater Manchester Police spokesperson said: “Emergency services attended Brownley Road, Manchester at around 6.30pm this evening (31 March 2022) after reports of a gas explosion. Unfortunately , a man was found deceased inside a property.A number of homes were evacuated and the scene secured around 8 p.m.

“Several properties are without power and emergency services remain on site this evening with road closures in place. Investigations are ongoing and officers are supporting the family of the deceased man.”

A Cadent spokesman said last night: “The thoughts of everyone at Cadent are with those affected by the incident at Brownley Road, Wythenshawe on Thursday evening. It is too early to speculate on the cause of the explosion and our engineers remain on site to assist in the investigation.”

The Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service said four engines were called to the scene. Last night they were working to “secure the scene”.

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This notice was published: 2022-04-01 07:51:00

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