Residents baffled by mystery Doncaster explosion

Residents reported hearing an explosion in Long Sandall

Residents reported hearing an explosion in Long Sandall

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Mystery surrounds a late night explosion during which residents reported feeling their homes shake.

Residents in Long Sandall Doncaster were left baffled by last night’s incident with no obvious signs of what had cause the explosion or evidence of damage.

Andrew Hill, of Long Sandall said “It was about 11.40pm and I was upstairs watching TV.

“I felt the whole house shake and windows were rattling.
“I went outside and could see smoke near the rail crossing but there were no obvious signs of what had happened.

“One of my neighbours said he thought his house was going to fall down it was shaking so much.

“No one seems to know what it was.”

Mr Hill said his relatives in Wheatley had also heard the loud bang.

The fire service, police and Network Rail said they had received no reports about the incident.