By Christian Smith
Four people died in an explosion at a building in Leicester, last night.
Leicestershire Police said four other people remain in hospital following the blast which ripped through a shop and flat in Hinckley Road at about 19:00 GMT.
Officers also believe there may be more people unaccounted for.
Superintendent Shane O’Neill, said “There are four confirmed fatalities at this stage and a number of people still undergoing treatment in hospital.
“The building consisted of a shop premises on the ground level and a two-storey flat above it. We believe there may be people who have not yet been accounted for and rescue efforts continue in order to locate any further casualties.
“Once the site is deemed to be safe a joint investigation with Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service will begin looking into the circumstances surrounding the incident, which at this stage is not being linked to terrorism.”