The ‘Bizz Bar’ used to, once upon a time, be a popular nightclub by the River Tyne in the South Shields region but had been shut down for a couple of years. Renovation work was apparently under progress- probably to reopen it with a new look.
However, an explosion from within its premises has reduced it to rubble. No casualties have been reported.
The front portion and the roof of the two-storied building became debris.
The explosion is believed to be from a gas cylinder.
The police have descended on the scene and are trying to discover just how the explosion occurred and whether it was an accident or not.