Man in 90s dies and homes are left without power after huge ‘gas explosion’ in Manchester

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Man in 90s dies and homes are left without power after huge ‘gas explosion’ rattles road in Manchester

  • Emergency services were called to Brownley Road in Wythenshawe at 6.30pm.
  • A man in his 90s was found dead at a property by emergency services
  • Several homes have been evacuated and a number of properties are without power

A man in his 90s has died and homes have been left without power after reports of a gas explosion in Manchester.

Emergency services were called to Brownley Road in Wythenshawe at around 6.30pm on Thursday and the man was found dead inside a property, Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said.

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service said they were called to report a fire at a domestic property.

A number of homes have been evacuated and several properties are without power.

A 90-year-old man has died and homes have been left without power after reports of a gas explosion in Manchester

Emergency services were called to Brownley Road in Wythenshawe, Manchester at around 6.30pm and the man was found dead inside a property, Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said.

Emergency services were called to Brownley Road in Wythenshawe, Manchester at around 6.30pm and the man was found dead inside a property, Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said.

Nearby roads were closed and emergency services were on the scene Thursday evening.

GMP said it was conducting investigations and officers were supporting the family of the deceased.

A fire service spokesman said: ‘At approximately 6.30pm on March 31, crews were called to report a fire at a domestic property on Brownley Road in Manchester.

“Four fire engines from Bolton North, Cheadle, Wythenshawe and Stockport stations, plus Ashton’s Technical Rescue Unit were present.

Emergency services at the scene after a man died in the 90s and homes were left without power after reports of a gas explosion in Wythenshawe

Emergency services at the scene after a man died in the 90s and homes were left without power after reports of a gas explosion in Wythenshawe

“Firefighters have assessed the scene and are using breathing apparatus and hose reels to control the fire and secure the scene.

“Crews are working with colleagues from Greater Manchester Police and the North West Ambulance Service and are currently still at the scene.”

GMP said the scene was secured around 8 p.m.