Sunderland gas explosion injures two men

Two men have been taken to hospital after a gas explosion at a house on Whickham Street, Roker, in Sunderland. Fortunately, the injuries sustained are not thought to be life-threatening. An investigation is underway into the exact cause of the explosion. Images in this article from the BBC show the roof tiles have been completely blown off and the damage appears to be worse on the first-floor.