Original article from Kent Live
Alarming footage taken by neighbours has shown the aftermath of a huge explosion in Ashford.
Police were called to an explosion in Mill View in Willesborough shortly before 8am this morning (April 4).
As police and fire crews descended on the scene, residents took to social media shortly after the event claiming they had felt their ‘house shake’
Pictures and videos from the scene show the scale of the explosion and the confusion and chaos on the ground.
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A video posted on Twitter showed police officers scrambling to keep onlookers back from the site.
While another picture taken by a neighbour showed smoke billowing out of the top of a property.
Police have confirmed that they are currently trying to establish if anyone is unaccounted for.
A full statement said: “ Officers from Kent Police are currently working alongside colleagues from Kent Fire and Rescue Service and South East Coast Ambulance Service after being called to a report of an explosion in Mill View, Willesborough, Ashford at 7.57am on Tuesday, 4 May 2021.”
A number of people were reported to have been trapped and they were freed by emergency services. Officers are working to establish if anyone else is unaccounted for.
“Officers are advising people to avoid the area and asking local people to keep their windows closed.
You can keep up to date with the latest from the scene on our live blog.