Video: A devastated family's home being torn down by a digger after gas explosion

These pictures show a devastated family's home being torn down by a digger - following a fatal house explosion next door.

Friday, 18th March 2016, 2:20 pm
Updated Friday, 18th March 2016, 2:26 pm

Timothy, 50, and Joanne Snowdon, 51, had their home leveled by a 35ft digger in just 30 minutes after the adjacent property exploded catastrophically last month. Paul Wilmott, 63, was killed when his home was obliterated by a gas explosion on Feb 19 at around 7.30am - and residents are still shell-shocked by the incident. City of York Councillor Tony Richardson, who visited the Springwood street in Haxby, North Yorks., on Thursday (March 17) confirmed that the Snowdons - whose house was demolished by a digger - were “devastated”. Speaking about Timothy and Joanne, a resident in the street, who wished to remain anonymous, said: “I don’t know them directly - but I know it’s Tim and Joanne Snowdon’s house that has been demolished.

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