The driver of a panel van had a lucky escape after gas canisters in the back of his vehicle exploded and caught fire.

The incident happened on the A44 near Marston, which is between Kington and Leominster at 7.40AM today.

Thankfully the driver, a man in his 40’s, had managed to get out of the vehicle before it caught fire.

???? – West Midlands Ambulance Service.