British police respond to “major incident” in Leicester
British police say they are responding to a “major incident” in Leicester, England, an apparent explosion. Police are advising residents to avoid the area.
“All emergency services are currently dealing with this,” police said, adding that Carlisle Street and part of Hinckley Road have been closed.
Officials at the scene said they’re conducting a search and rescue operation, BBC News reports. A police spokesperson said six fire engines were responding to the incident.
Leicester is located 177 kilometers, about 110 miles, north of London.
Video footage from the scene showed rubble on the street and smoke and flames still pouring from a building.
This is a developing story and will be updated.
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