THIS is the terrifying moment a huge explosion tore through a home and killed a dad in a suspected gas blast.
Brian Davies, 68, died after the horror unfolded at a property in Swansea, South Wales.
Footage shows the moment a blast flattened a home in Swansea[/caption]
The explosion killed one man and left three other people injured[/caption]
Harrowing footage has now emerged of the moment the explosion erupted on Monday morning.
The video, posted on TikTok, shows a Royal Mail van reversing backwards to let another vehicle pass on the road.
The white van then pulls in to let the postie through on the narrow residential street.
As the post van approaches the end of the road, there is a flash of orange and the blast rips through the property.
The postie can be seen running through a plume of thick, grey smoke as debris litters the road
More than 100 people were evacuated from their homes following the explosion.
Three other people including a 14-year-old boy and the postal worker were taken to hospital and a major incident was declared.
One person remains in hospital with trauma injuries but is in a stable condition.
The teen’s dad Anthony Bennett told Sky News his son asked if a “bomb” had hit the house following the blast.
Christopher Yeoman, 55, who helped save the young boy’s life, said he was screaming for his mum moments after crawling out of the rubble.
He added: “I saw the debris explode outward into the street even before I heard it, then I heard this massive bang.
“The house exploded and everything flew out into the road hitting the postman who was driving by and the flats opposite.
“Everything shook and all my pictures fell off the wall, and I was first most worried about my 95-year-old mother, who was downstairs.
“I ran into the street and we got a teenage boy who was in the debris out, and me and another neighbour ran in because we could hear a woman shouting from inside.
“When we got to her, she was hysterical and worried about her cat and dog, but we managed to find the puppy in the crate and get it out as well.
“They were both hysterical but seemed to calm down once they were together. My head is still totally mashed.”
Police released Brian’s name on Tuesday and said his family are being supported by specially trained officers.
An investigation is underway to establish the cause of the explosion and the Health and Safety Executive has been informed.
Detective Inspector Carl Price said: “Our thoughts remain with Brian’s family and friends, at what is a very difficult time for them, and those who have been injured following the explosion.
“Our enquiries are ongoing to establish the cause of the incident, and these enquiries are being carried out in partnership with relevant agencies including the Health and Safety Executive.
“The patience and understanding of local residents on Clydach Road, and the wider community in Morriston, is very much appreciated while this work remains ongoing.”
The postie can be seen running through smoke and debris[/caption]
A major incident was declared at the time[/caption]
More than 100 people were evacuated from their homes[/caption]
The cause of the blast is now under investigation[/caption]