Karen Jackson reports hospital evacuation Karen Jackson

Ashford explosion: Heroes run into burning house and rescue couple trapped in rubble


Three hero neighbours ran into the burning rubble of a house and rescued an elderly couple following a massive explosion that injured seven people, say locals.

Witnesses described a harrowing and chaotic scene in Ashford, Kent, as the injured were given assistance while a fire raged within the shell of the destroyed home and smoke filled the air.

Karen Jackson, who lives three doors down, told KentLive: "We looked out and the whole front of the house was torn off. I could see people out the front needing help to walk. "They were injured yes, one lady's trousers were ripped badly.

They was one elderly lady that needs a lot of help. They were still working on a few of them when we were evacuated." Have you been affected by this story?

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