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A mother and her 14-year-old son who survived a suspected gas explosion in Swansea which killed a neighbour and destroyed two houses have been released from hospital.
The mother and son were treated in hospital for injuries and shock after the tragedy wrecked their home in Morriston yesterday.
The man who died has been named locally as Brian Davies, in his sixties, but this has not been confirmed by officials.
Mr Davies, who has been described as pleasant and chatty, was reportedly trapped in a house when the blast rocked the street.
Neighbours say at least 20 homes were damaged as the suspected gas blast at a property left the terraced street looking like 'a warzone' with debris strewn across the road - as the blast was heard five miles away.
Emergency personnel at the scene after reports of a suspected gas explosion at a property on the junction of Clydach Road and Field Close in Morriston, Swansea
The Health and Safety Executive has been informed about the blast on Monday
An investigation will now get underway to establish the cause of the incident
Sioned Williams, Member of the Senedd for the South Wales West region, said Mr Davies, who moved into the friendly street more than two years ago, has been described locally as 'very well liked' and 'such a friendly person'.
'He apparently used to sit outside on the step and talk to people in the street. A lot of people knew him and liked him, and are deeply, deeply concerned for him.'
Andy Williams, who has lived on the street for 25 years, said: 'He's only lived here for a couple of years but I knew him well. He's just a nice guy, a lovely guy, he's always outside chatting.'
Following the suspected gas explosion, the injured mother, who has not yet been named, was found in the house looking for their cat and dog. The dog was discovered but the