Woman dies following explosion in Crawley

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A woman has died following an explosion at a house in Pound Hill.

A spokesman for Sussex Police said officers were called to Banks Road at 12.30pm today (Tuesday December 31).

Emergency services are at the scene but it is unclear at this stage what caused the explosion.

The cause is not believed to be suspicious.

The police spokesman said: “A woman in her 50s was taken from the house, treated by paramedics but has sadly died at the scene shortly afterwards.”