One person in hospital after Ballyclare gas explosion

One person has been taken to hospital after a gas explosion in Ballyclare in County Antrim.

The Templepatrick Road in the town is closed to traffic following the incident.

Police have said that cordons are in place and have asked the public to avoid the area.

In a statement, the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service said it "received a 999 call at 10:32 on Wednesday, 3rd July following reports of an incident on Hansons Hall Lane Area, Ballyclare.

"NIAS despatched one emergency crew, one ambulance officer and the Charity Air Ambulance with HEMS on board were also tasked to the incident.

"One patient was taken to Royal Victoria Hospital by ambulance."