After an explosion at their home, a mother and her teenage son are fighting for survival in hospital.
The Ferguson family was hurt when a blast struck their home at Gorse Park in Ayrshire, Ayrshire, on October 18th, at 7.10pm. This caused severe damage and destruction to several neighboring houses.
Police Scotland, South Ayrshire Council and Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, as well as the Health and Safety Executive and SGN, are currently ‘keeping an eye’ on what has occurred.
Drone images of the aftermath of the explosion that destroyed four houses and sent four people to the hospital were shocking.
Social media users claimed they heard the explosion from miles away. However, photos shared online showed at most one house severely damaged and debris lying on the streets.
The explosion was reported in Kincaidston (Ayr, Scotland) at 7.10pm on Monday. It could be heard for miles.
After the explosion at a South Ayrshire residential estate, all four members of Ferguson’s family are still in hospital
Aerial view showing the devastation caused last night by an explosion on Kincaidston Drive Ayr (Scotland), which forced locals into evacuation
Investigations are ongoing to determine the cause of this blast. Scottish Gas Networks claimed it was taking precautions to ensure that the area around the’serious explosive’ was safe
Marion Ferguson, 43, is in a critical condition at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary alongside her 16-year-old son.
William Ferguson, her husband is in stable condition at Queen Elizabeth University Hospital. The 11-year old son of the couple is also in stable condition at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children.
Chief Inspector Derrick Johnston was the area commander for South Ayrshire. He said that his thoughts were with the families of those who were injured by the explosion and those who have been forced from their homes.
“I want to thank everyone who has been patient with me.
“All partner agencies are working together in order to determine the cause, but this is a complex incident, and it will take time to find answers.
“I can assure you that we are working hard in order to determine the full circumstances.”