A 48-year-old man and a 15-year-old boy were injured after being hit by a suspected gas explosion yesterday. The incident happened in Hawker Square, Upper Rissington at 2:15 PM.
Ambulance, along with police and fire officers, were quick to respond. They immediately came to the rescue as soon as they were informed about the suspected gas leak.
The 15-year-old boy was sent to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, while the 48-year old man was brought to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham. The level of injury they got from the incident were not specified in the reports.
There were no other related fatalities to the incident, said the police spokesman.
The residents in Costwolds were asked to evacuate their homes after the incident but were later on allowed to go back to their homes as the police secured their safety.
The police were thankful for the cooperation shown by the residents neighboring the affected home.
There were no updates regarding the situation of the two injured. But according to the police, there were no life-threatening injuries in relation to the incident, so they permitted the people from surrounding properties to return home shortly after their primary investigation.
It is still unknown who the man and the boy were as there were no details about their identity aside from their age that were given to the media. There is also no update yet whether they are still confined in the hospital or if they have already been released.
Investigation is still on-going although there are no more police officers present in the affected area.
Information has been requested from the ambulance crew, but they have not yet responded.
There are no further updates regarding the incident since last Sunday.
More information will be revealed in the next following days, after the police is done with their investigation.