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Body found after building collapses



Police have found the body of a man following an explosion which caused a building to collapse in Andover.

Hampshire Fire and Rescue said teams were continuing to search the scene in King Arthurs Way following an incident at about 2.30am on Thursday.

Neighbouring properties were evacuated as a precaution.

The fire service and Hampshire Constabulary have launched an investigation.

In a joint statement, they said: “The body of a man has been found after an explosion in Andover at about 2.30am this morning (December 27).

“The explosion caused a building collapse in King Arthurs Way, Andover.

“Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service and its Urban Search and Rescue teams are continuing to search the scene.”

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