Massive Explosion, Fire Rocks Leicester City Centre — Police Declare ‘Major Incident’
A major explosion followed by a huge fire has rocked Leicester City Center in the East Midlands, England.
From the Leicester Mercury:
A massive explosion has ripped through a shop in Hinckley Road, Leicester, causing a massive fire.
Emergency crews rushed to the scene after the blast, which happened at about 7pm.
Leicestershire Police issued the following statement: “There has been a major incident on Hinckley Road, Leicester. All emergency services are currently dealing with this. Carlisle Street and part of Hinckley Road have been closed. Please avoid the area.”