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A house was destroyed in a heavy explosion.
Ambulance services have arrived at the scene at Dulwich Road, Kingstanding, Birmingham and nearby residents have been evacuated.
West Midlands Police said the cause of the blast and the number of victims were unknown.
A video of the aftermath was shared on Twitter, in which car alarms can be heard while a fire still burns amid the rubble.
Officers were called to the scene at 8:38 p.m. Sunday.
In a statement, the force said: “One house is destroyed, others are significantly damaged.
“Cars were also damaged.
“There are reports of casualties, but the number and severity of their injuries is unknown at this time.
“There are evacuations. The evacuees are told where to meet.
“People in the area must follow the instructions of the first responders immediately.
“Dulwich Road and surrounding roads are closed and will be closed for a very long time. Please help us by avoiding the area.
“The cause of the explosion is not yet known.”
The police have asked for pictures to be posted online.
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