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A man, 88, has died after emergency services were called to reports of a gas explosion in Bingham

Nottinghamshire Police have confirmed a man has died following reports of an incident in Bingham this morning (April 12).

Emergency services were called to an address in East Grove after initial reports of a gas explosion.

Residents reported hearing a bang at around 5.45am.

The 88-year-old man received medical treatment at the scene but sadly died.

A cordon remains on at the scene and Notts Police said they are continuing to work with partners to establish the cause of what happened.

The incident has not been treated as suspicious.

Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service attended the scene, and a spokesperson said the call came in around 8.20am.

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"Our fire investigators are on the way and we are working alongside Nottinghamshire Police to establish the case," the spokesman said, speaking at 11am.

At 12.40pm Cadent Gas, the largest gas distribution network in the UK, said: “Local gas network Cadent is supporting the emergency services at an incident in Bingham, Nottinghamshire.

"Engineers were called out at 8.18am this morning to a property in East Grove.

"Engineers ensured the gas supply to the property was safe.

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"The cause of the incident is being investigated by the emergency services.”

Nigel Starbuck, of Bingham, who was visiting his mother at the time, said: "It's a tragedy whatever has happened. We saw the fire engine and ambulances arrive but not too sure if it was explosion."

Another Bingham resident, who did not want to be named, said: "I saw the fire engine come up the street with the lights on and saw the officers putting on protective clothing and apparatus as if they were entering somewhere smoky, but I don't know what else happened.

"The ambulance was here for a long time."

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