Four people have died in an explosion at a shop in Leicester, police have confirmed.
Leicestershire Police declared a “major incident” after the blast in Hinckley Road at about 19:00 GMT on Sunday.
Four other people remain in hospital, one with serious injuries, the force said.
Supt Shane O’Neill said police believe there may be more people unaccounted for and rescue efforts were continuing on Monday.
At this stage the explosion is not being linked to terrorism, he added.
The building consisted of a shop premises on the ground level and a two-storey flat above it.
Witnesses said the shop was formerly a Londis but recently became a Polish supermarket.