Around 60 firefighters are at the scene of the explosion
The emergency services are at the scene following a blast in Ardleigh Green Road, Hornchurch at around 5pm on Monday.
A police spokeswoman said: “Police were called at 5:14pm to reports of an explosion at a block of flats in Ardleigh Green Road. Hornchurch.
“Officers, the London Fire Brigade and the London Ambulance Service are currently at the scene.
“We await an update as to the number of people injured.
“At this early stage officers are unable to confirm the cause of the explosion but enquires are underway.
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