New Zealand House BBQ explosion

New Zealand House BBQ explosion

New Zealand House in Kings Cross, London has been evacuated following an explosion and subsequent fire.

As many as 700 people were evacuated after a gas canister being used for a barbecue exploded.

The incident occurred at 19:30 on Wednesday evening during celebrations surrounding the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Two fire engines were called to the scene, with ten fire-fighters tackling the blaze.

London Ambulance Service said one person had minor injuries and was treated at the scene.