UK News Explosion blows roof off house in Sunderland, reports say

12:00  11 august  2017
12:00  11 august  2017 Source:

Fire-damaged Rio velodrome in the mix for 2018 Para-cycling Track Worlds

  Fire-damaged Rio velodrome in the mix for 2018 Para-cycling Track Worlds Rio's Olympic Velodrome, which was damaged in a fire on Sunday, is on a shortlist to host the 2018 Para-cycling Track World Championships. According to reports in Brazil, the £30million venue caught fire when a Chinese lantern landed on the roof, damaging the outer structure and part of the track. Fortunately, there were no injuries.It is not yet clear if the damage will rule out Rio as a possible host of the Para-cycling Track Worlds but the fire is undoubtedly a setback for Rio's attempts to spark a sporting legacy to last summer's Olympics.

Then the house exploded . Witnesses described the explosion blowing the roof off , the Democrat and Chronicle reported . Then the sides collapsed in and the roof fell down. The blast destroyed the two-story house and caused a fire.

One neighbour said the front door " blew off the house " after the explosion , as pictures and videos posted on social media show the extent of the explosion , with plumes of smoke billowing from the roof of the terraced home.

Cordon (Peter Byrne/PA): The explosion happened at a private address on Rosslyn Avenue (Peter Byrne/PA) © Provided by The Press Association The explosion happened at a private address on Rosslyn Avenue (Peter Byrne/PA)

Emergency services are responding to an explosion at a house in Sunderland.

Northumbria Police said gave few details other to say the explosion happened at a private address on Rosslyn Avenue.

Reports on social media suggested half of the house had been destroyed and its roof “blown off”.

West Brom target Lamine Kone won't be sold cheaply says Grayson .
New Sunderland boss Simon Grayson admits that they could lose defender Lamine Kone to West Brom or Burnley but insists that the club won’t let him go on the cheap, the Shields Gazette reports. Kone is being heavily linked with a move away from Sunderland this summer with Premier League sides West Brom and Burnley interested in the player. There are yet to be any formal bids made for the 28-year-old’s services but Grayson has admitted that the club are vulnerable to losing their star players this transfer window. Prior to the club’s trip to Sheffield Wednesday this evening, Grayson insisted that the club will not sell any player unless their valuation is met: “First and foremost he is a very good player. When you have the quality he has, his physique, pace and power then there won’t be many better Championship defenders in this league than him. Ultimately every player will have a price on their head and won’t leave without our valuation being met.” Kone joined Sunderland back in the January of 2016 from French side Lorient but is now being linked with a move back to the Premier League after suffering relegation with Sunderland last season.

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