Man in critical condition after explosion destroys Birmingham house

Neighbours hauled the victim from the burning

wreckage of the house in Kingstanding and

four others were treated treated at the scene

A man is in a critical condition after after being hauled from his burning

home by neighbours after an explosion destroyed

the property and damaged several others in a Birmingham street.

the West Midlands ambulance service said

Four others were assessed by ambulance crews for minor conditions

West Midlands police said one house has been destroyed and other properties significantly affected