Four confirmed dead in aftermath of 'explosion' in Leicester 4 years ago

Four confirmed dead in aftermath of 'explosion' in Leicester

The explosion occurred around 7pm last night.

Four people have been confirmed dead in an explosion at a shop in Leicester.

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Leicestershire Police declared a 'major incident' following an explosion in the Hinckley Road area of the city.

Four other people remain in hospital, one with serious injuries, the force said.

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Footage posted to social media last night showed a collapsed building and a raging fire at Polish convenience store.

Supt O'Neill said: "It is a dangerous scene so trained officers from the fire service and police took over as soon as possible.

"I can't say at this stage [what may have caused it] but it is a joint investigation between the fire service and the police and the priority is to make the area safe."

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The incident is not believed to be terror-related.