Two children among three seriously injured in house explosion in Wales

The scene after the explosion at a house in Wales. (Kirsten Alison Williams/Twitter/PA)

A devastating explosion at a house in south Wales has left one adult and two children seriously injured.

Emergency services were called to a property in Seven Sisters, near Neath, after reports of an explosion at 2.05pm on Wednesday.

The two injured children were taken by air ambulance to Southmead Hospital in Bristol while the adult was taken by road ambulance to Morriston Hospital in Swansea.

South Wales Police said their injuries were described as serious and the cause of the explosion is under investigation.

Around 14 properties have been evacuated following the explosion. (Kirsten Alison Williams/Twitter/PA)

Around 14 properties have been evacuated and Neath Port Talbot Council has opened a rest centre for affected residents.

Kirsten Williams, 24, was in the garden of her mother and father-in-law down the road from the property when they heard the explosion.

She told the PA news agency: "The conservatory shook. A massive bang.

"My mother-in-law suggested a car crash or a lorry. I said no, that's an explosion.

"My father-in-law rushed up the drive and saw people running across the road and called us up.

"I grabbed my 17-month-old son and off we went to see.

"What shook me the most was a small baby teddy bear was there laying on top of a car roof."

A number of properties and vehicles in the street were damaged. (Kirsten Alison Williams/Twitter/PA)

The Welsh Ambulance Service said five emergency vehicles responded to the scene, while an air ambulance also attended.

A police spokeswoman said: "South Wales Police received numerous reports of an explosion at a property in Church Road, Seven Sisters, on Wednesday at 2.05pm.

"A number of properties and vehicles in the street have been damaged and the area has been evacuated.

"Three people, one adult and two children, have been injured in the incident.

"We remain at scene with emergency service colleagues and ask people to continue to avoid the area at this time."

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