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Yorkshire ‘explosion’: ’Loud’ bang and ‘big flash of light’ sparks panic – ‘houses shake’

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Local residents reported hearing a loud explosion at around 10pm in the West Yorkshire town.

The blast was purportedly heard across Earlsheaton, Shawcross, Mount Pleasant, Staincliffe and Soothill.

Local residents told YorkshireLive that they heard a loud explosion and saw a bright light.

One person said: "Big huge explosion noise around 10pm heard in Earlsheaton.

Another added: "Was really loud in chick. shook my house."

Yorkshire ‘explosion’: ’Loud’ bang and ‘big flash of light’ sparks panic

Yorkshire ‘explosion’: ’Loud’ bang and ‘big flash of light’ sparks panic (Image: Express)

A third local said: "I heard it in Mount pleasant and a big flash of light."

West Yorkshire Police are yet to make a statement about the explosion.

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