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Kirsten Alison Williams

One adult and two children have been injured after a house was destroyed in an explosion in south Wales.

Neighbouring properties and vehicles have been damaged in the blast at Seven Sisters in Neath Port Talbot.

South Wales Police said the area had been evacuated following the incident at Church Road.

Four fire crews and the Wales Air Ambulance have been deployed to the scene.

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Kirsten Alison Williams

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Police were called to the scene at 14:05 BST

“We remain at scene with emergency service colleagues and ask people to continue to avoid the area at this time,” said a police statement.

It said it had received “numerous reports of an explosion” at 14:05 BST.

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Kirsten Alison Williams

Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service said crews were called to the scene at 14:05 BST.

Traffic analysts Inrix said High Street had been shut and First Cymru Buses said services had been disrupted.

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Kirsten Alison Williams, who was visiting family nearby, said the explosion made their conservatory shake.

“My father-in-law rushed up the drive and saw people running across the road,” she said.

“What shook me the most was a small, baby teddy bear was there laying on top of the car roof.”


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