Terrifying footage shows ‘huge blast’ ripping through house killing dad

Horrifying video footage has captured the moment a huge gas explosion ripped through a home in Swansea – killing a dad and engulfing a postman in it's wake.

The clip, which was shared on social media, shows a Royal Mail van approaching the end oft around 11.20am on Monday in Clydach Road in Morriston, Swansea, South Wales.

Suddenly, there is a flash of orange and the blast rips through the property.

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The postie quickly exited his vehicle and was seen running through a thick, grey smog as debris was left scattered over the road.

Brian Davies, who was 68, died and three other people, including a 14-year-old boy were taken to hospital with injuries

More than 100 people were also evacuated from their homes following the incident.

Morriston Hospital said two adults and a child were brought to A&E after neighbours said they saw a boy being pulled from the rubble.

Police confirmed that evening that the body of a man who was previously unaccounted for had been recovered from the scene, Wales Online reports.

On March 14, A force spokesman said: "The man who died following an explosion at a property on Clydach Road, Morriston, can now be named as 68-year-old Brian Davies.

"Formal identification took place this afternoon and his family are being supported by specially-trained officers."

Detective inspector Carl Price added: “Our thoughts remain with Brian’s family and friends, at what is a very difficult time for them, and those who have been injured following the explosion.

"Our inquiries are ongoing to establish the cause of the incident and these inquiries are being carried out in partnership with relevant agencies including the Health and Safety Executive.

"The patience and understanding of local residents on Clydach Road, and the wider community in Morriston, is very much appreciated while this work remains ongoing.”

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Sioned Williams, Member of the Senedd for the South Wales West region, said the missing man had been described locally as "very well liked" and "such a friendly person".

"He apparently used to sit outside on the step and talk to people in the street. A lot of people knew him and liked him, and are deeply, deeply concerned for him," the Plaid Cymru politician said.

The cause of the explosion is still under investigation.


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