Three killed in the explosion in Jersey Island

Three were killed in the explosion in Jersey Island: more than a dozen people missing, destroyed a three-storey building

Dec 12, 2022 - 12:41
Three killed in the explosion in Jersey Island

Three people were killed in an explosion in a three-storey building on England's Jersey Island on Saturday morning. At the same time, more than a dozen people are still missing, whose search is on. Firefighters, rescue teams and dog squads are continuously running rescue and search operations after reaching the spot.
The Jersey government tweeted a video of the rescue operation showing the devastation and debris after the blast. Many cars were also destroyed in the blast. Police said that the three-storey building was completely destroyed by the blast. It was a big bang. It seemed as if there was no building here before.
It is likely to take several days to clear the debris of the incident. Officers have been deployed to assist people. Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab tweeted that he was deeply saddened by the incident. He praised the rescue team and said that we are always ready to help in any way.
The local people had called the fire brigade after smelling gas. But the reason behind the blast is yet to be ascertained. The entire focus of the rescue team is to evacuate the people to a safe place. Jersey Police Chief Officer Robin Smith said the cause of the blaze was being ascertained but people should avoid speculating. A senior officer has been deputed to probe the matter.
The Chief Fire Officer said that there could be many reasons behind the blaze but it is too early to speculate.
Jersey police had reached the spot at 4 am on Saturday. The fire that broke out after the explosion was quickly extinguished by the fire brigade. Police said that later small fires were seen at many places which were extinguished in time. But the site is still not secure. The debris is being carefully cleared from the spot to speed up the rescue operation. The South West Hazardous Area Response Team and Hampshire's Search and Rescue team are on the scene.

Muskan Kumawat Journalist & Writer