Woman dies after Tewkesbury gas explosion

A 34-year-old woman has died following a gas explosion in Gloucestershire.

Emergency services were called to a flat in High Street, Tewkesbury, on Wednesday evening following reports of the blast.

A Gloucestershire Police spokeswoman said the cause of the explosion was not believed to be suspicious.

“The victim was taken by air ambulance to Frenchay Hospital, near Bristol, but sadly died in the early hours of Thursday,” she added.

Police are working with the Health and Safety Executive to try to find out what happened.