One person has died and another treated for shock following an explosion in east London that forced police to evacuate a residential area.
London’s Metropolitan Police were called to a residential property in Waddington Road, near Westfield Stratford City Shopping Centre, at around 7.54am to reports of an explosion.
Officers had initially reported no injuries, but after police entered the building, one person was been pronounced dead, and another treated for shock.
The incident is not being treated as terror-related, the force have said, but the Met and the London Fire Brigade are still working to determine the cause of the explosion.
In a tweet, the Metropolitan Police said: "Emergency services have now entered the building and sadly, one person has been pronounced dead.
"We're working to locate and inform next of kin. Road closures remain in place. The incident is not being treated as terror-related."
Earlier in the day, the force had said: "Officers are assisting @LondonFire at the scene of an explosion at a residential property in Waddington Road, #E15. Police were called at 07:54hrs today.
"No reported injuries. Road closures are in place and several nearby homes have been evacuated. Enquiries are ongoing."
Pictures of the scene shared to Twitter show a large police presence at the top of Waddington Road, with 6 to 7 officers guarding the area.
Firefighters were also snapped talking to police inside the cordon and the London Fire Brigade Command Unit has also been spotted on site.
According to MyLondon, the London Fire Brigade confirmed it was called to Waddington Road at 7.51am.
The Fire Investigation Unit are also at the scene and officers are trying to establish the cause of the explosion.