VIDEO: Firefighters rescue man trapped by major gas explosion in Blackpool
This is the moment firefighters carried out the dramatic rescue of a man left trapped by a gas explosion in Blackpool.
Footage taken by Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service shows the man, 29, being carried down to safety from the wreckage of the property on Charles Street.
He and a 72-year-old woman, who suffered serious injuries, both had to be rescued following the massive blast at around 5.55pm on Saturday.
A fire service spokesman said the man had been on the first floor of the property when it was rocked by the explosion.
He was taken to hospital, although his injuries were not thought to be serious, police said yesterday.
Meanwhile, new aerial images show the scale of the damage to the property, which was described by police as a guest house but was privately occupied.
MORE PICTURES: Images of the destruction caused by gas explosion
An investigation into the cause of the blast is ongoing and it is likely to be weeks before the three-storey terraced property is safe to enter.