11 Dec 2022

Jersey flat explosion: Rescuers find no more survivors

Scotland Correspondent

Rescuers in Jersey say they no longer expect to find anyone alive following yesterday’s deadly explosion that destroyed a block of flats in St Helier.

Five people have now been reported dead, several still missing, as teams on the ground move from a rescue to a recovery operation.

As yet no explanation has been given for why firefighters visited and then left the building following reports of gas smells just hours before the blast.