A huge explosion seriously damaged houses in Oldham today and emergency services are on the scene.
Shortly after 11.15am police were called to Shaw following a report that homes had been been destroyed following a potential gas explosion on Buckley Street.
Police, fire and ambulance services are at the scene and some reports are suggest it may there may have been an explosion at a Littewoods outlet.
At this stage there are no confirmed details on casualties or the number of homes damaged.
HOMES DAMAGED: Huge explosion destroys street in Shaw
One eye witness Tweeted: “There's just been an explosion at Littlewoods Shaw. I thought the roof was caving in my work on beal lane!”
Another resident Chloe Wood said: “Massive explosion in Shaw apparently… saw about 20 police and fire engines drive past me.”
Bridget Batty added: “Does anyone know what happened in Shaw this morning? The explosion shook my house!”
BLOWN APART: Explosion rips through homes