Man injured in gas blast

Gas explosion at flats
Gas explosion at flats
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A MAN has been treated for burns after a gas blast ripped through a Wigan block of flats.

Dozens of residents were evacuated after the explosion on Lime Street, Scholes, blew the roof off the four-storey building shortly before 3pm today (Wednesday).

Firefighters have been conducting a search of neighbouring buildings to see if there are any further casualties and severl roads including Morris Street and Orchard Street have been sealed off by police.

FULL STORY IN THE WIGAN EVENING POST (THURSDAY) ...