At least one person has been killed and others injured after a series of suspected gas explosions rocked towns north of Boston in Massachusetts on Thursday evening.
Local police reported “fires and explosions” at dozens of properties.
Hundreds of people have been evacuated, with gas and electricity services cut to try and prevent further incidents.
Officials have said that between 60 and 80 fires and a number of explosions broke out in homes and businesses in the towns of Lawrence, Andover and North Andover that are located approximately 30 miles (45km) north of Boston.
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