A BODY has been found after an explosion at a home in Andover.

Police and firefighters say the body of a man has been pulled from the wreckage of the house, in King Arthur's Way.

Emergency services were called the house in the early hours of this morning after reports of an explosion.

The explosion caused the building to collapse.

Residents in the vicinity of the house, in Launcelot Close, King Arthur's Way, have been evacuated as a joint police and fire investigation is underway.


In a joint statement, Hampshire Constabulary and Hampshire Fire and Rescue said: "The body of a man has been found after an explosion in Andover at about 2.30am this morning (December 27).

"The explosion caused a building collapse in King Arthurs Way, Andover.

"Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service and its Urban Search and Rescue teams are continuing to search the scene.


"A number of neighbouring properties were evacuated as a precaution.

"Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service worked closely with colleagues from Hampshire Constabulary and South Central Ambulance Service.

"A joint fire and police investigation is underway."