Tonight Coventry was rocked by an explosion as a gas main inside the West Orchards Shopping Centre was ignited by an as yet unidentified source.
Emergency Services rushed to the scene to assist in the rescue efforts but three members of the public had already died in the incident. The remaining injured were taken to the local hospital suffering from shock and mild hysteria.
Rumours of giant snakes and flying people at the scene have been condemmed as malicious rumour-mongering in the face of such a terrible tragedy by local authorities.
The scene remains closed whilst investigators attempt to work out the cause of the ignition.
Claire Morris • Meridian News