One person killed and several injured after major gas explosion in Baltimore

One person has been killed and several others have been injured after a gas explosion in the US city of Baltimore, Maryland.

The local station WBFF reported that at least three people were rescued by firefighters, all of them in a critical condition.

Meanwhile, the Baltimore Fire Department says that the explosion involved three homes and that one adult woman died due to the explosion, while two other occupants were brought to hospital in a serious condition.

According to the Baltimore Firefighters union, at least five people are trapped due to explosion, some of them children.

The fire department say they will be holding a briefing at 12pm local time (17:30pm Irish time) to give more information about the explosion.