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Stadium evacuated after blast

Sheffield United's football stadium has been evacuated after a gas cylinder exploded on a nearby building site.

Firefighters were called to Bramall Lane to tackle the blaze as more than 100 stadium employees were evacuated on Tuesday morning.

The acetylene cylinder burst into flames on the seventh floor of a new hotel being built as part of the stadium complex.

A fire service spokeswoman said a 200m exclusion zone was in place and a number of roads were closed while firefighters continued to cool the cylinder.

Ian Fenton from South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service said: "Approximately 30 staff from Sheffield United have been evacuated from the stadium, 90 people from the business centre and 60 people who were working on the hotel construction."