Elderly woman has miracle escape after gas explosion destroys house

Incredibly, the woman survived the blast
Incredibly, the woman survived the blast

An elderly woman has been freed from her home following a suspected gas explosion.

The woman was rescued by emergency crews after the blast in Wolverhampton in England, shortly after 8am, West Midlands Police said.

The bungalow collapsed and a cordon was put in place after concerns about the pensioner's safety.

Police confirmed the woman had been rescued from the rubble.

In a statement, a West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: "Thankfully, the elderly woman is not seriously hurt.

"She is being taken to New Cross Hospital by land ambulance for further assessment."