British police say four killed in Leicester explosion

Flames leap into the sky from the site of an explosion in Leicester. (Facebook/David Critchlow via Reuters)

British police said on Sunday there was no immediate indication that an explosion that killed four people in the central English city of Leicester was linked to terrorism.

"Incident will be the subject of a joint investigation with the fire service," the local police force said on Twitter. "At this stage there is no indication this is terrorist related."

Ambulance officials said they took four patients to hospital after the explosion destroyed a convenience store and a home.

"We have taken four patients to the Leicester Royal Infirmary at this stage," the ambulance service had said on Twitter. "Drs remain on scene."

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:51 - GMT 06:51