Investigations continue into cause of Ayr explosion

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Dozens of residents from a lodging property successful Ayr person spent a 2nd nighttime distant from their homes pursuing an detonation connected Monday.

A household of 4 remains successful infirmary aft the blast, the origin of which is inactive being investigated.

The detonation destroyed 1 location successful Gorse Park, Kincaidston, and caused terrible harm to respective others.

A cordon has been placed astir the tract portion structural engineers find which properties are safe.

A 43-year-old pistillate and a 16-year-old lad are being treated for superior injuries astatine Glasgow Royal Infirmary.

A 47-year-old antheral is successful the city's Queen Elizabeth University Hospital portion an 11-year-old lad is successful the adjoining Royal Hospital for Children.

Engineers from Scottish Gas Networks stay connected the scene, nevertheless Police Scotland said it was excessively aboriginal to accidental if the detonation was caused by gas.

Brian McGinley, the lawman person of South Ayrshire Council, said astir 50 radical had spent a 2nd nighttime retired of their homes.

He told BBC Scotland's The Nine: "We're looking to trim the cordon country to marque definite radical tin get backmost to their mean life."

He added: "The numbers don't bespeak the complexity - immoderate radical are staying with household - but I deliberation we're talking astir 50 people, 50 houses."

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service country commandant Ian McMeekin described the incidental arsenic "extremely challenging".

At its height, 9 appliances responded to the detonation arsenic good arsenic municipality hunt and rescue teams.

Mr McMeekin said: "There is important harm to the properties and the surrounding area."

He besides thanked the section assemblage for their "support and understanding".

South Ayrshire Council said it had been overwhelmed by donations from the nationalist and offers of assistance from section businesses.

It confirmed that enactment was disposable for residents affected by the incidental astatine Kincaidston Community Pavillion oregon by calling 0300 123 0900.

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