Explosion Destroys Shop in Leicester, Kills 5

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Explosion Destroys Shop in Leicester, Kills 5

Rabat – An explosion at a shop in Leicester, England, killed five people and injured four others on Sunday night.

Superintendent Shane O’Neil, a policeman in the city of Leicester, said that the building where the shop is located consists of other shop premises “on the ground level and a two-storey flat above it.”

According to The Guardian, there might be people not yet rescued or accounted for.

Policeman and firefighters are still searching for more people who could have survived. Investigations and searches are underway to determine further casualties.

“Once the site is deemed to be safe, a joint investigation with Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service will begin looking into the circumstances surrounding the incident, which at this stage is not being linked to terrorism,” said O’Neil.

John Alexander, a  BBC journalist who happened to live only 80 yards away from the building, said “I felt a tremor, what felt like an earthquake shock, and I heard a very low boom that sounded like a very, very fast release of pressure.

“I thought my house was going to fall down on top of me and all my neighbors have said the same thing. I saw one guy get pulled out and he’ll be very lucky if he wasn’t killed.”

In 2017, the city of London witnessed several terror attacks. In June, a van veered off the road and struck a number of pedestrians on London Bridge, while in May, a suicide bombing attack at the Manchester Arena left 22 dead and 64 others injured. In September, an explosion hit a subway car at the Parsons Green metro station.


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