At least five people have been injured after an explosion at a block of flats in Hornchurch, east London, reports the Guardian.
Police were called to Ardleigh Green Road in Hornchurch following the blast at around 5pm on Monday night.
Explosion at A127 block of flats due to Gas propain bottle.
The council spokesman said the explosion came from a ground floor corner flat and that 41 flats had been evacuated, with many residents staying with family and friends.
Two men have been arrested following an explosion at a block of flats in east London.
Police said the two men, who had both been taken to hospital for treatment to their injuries, were arrested on suspicion of arson. No further details on the men have been released.
About 60 firefighters rushed to the scene to tackle a large blaze that took hold in a residential block of flats in Hornchurch after the blast.