Andover explosion King Arthurs Way
Andover House in Early Morning Explosion

Andover is waking up to news of a huge explosion on King Arthurs Way in the early hours of this morning (Thursday 27th December 2018).

Two houses in Launcelot Close were affected by the explosion, one has been completely destroyed, with the other suffering serious damage to both floors.

Locals have said that the explosion was so loud, that it set off car alarms as far away as Charlton.

An eye-witness said, “An officer told me that it was a gas explosion.”

The explosion is thought to have happened at around 3am.

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Emergency services arrived at the scene quickly.

Reports suggest that the power has been cut all throughout the estate.

Sources have confirmed that a body has been pulled from the wreckage. Hampshire Police have not yet confirmed that.

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*Picture by Liam Hawkes