On the 21st of July 2012 a gas explosion in Heaton tore apart a house while the owner was still inside.
The house was destroyed in the blast and emergency services were quickly on the scene.
The 65-year-old occupant was taken to Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary, and a 90-year-old neighbour was treated by paramedics at the scene for shock.
And a video from ChronicleLive on YouTube
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