A MAN has died following an explosion at a pastoral centre in North Lanarkshire.
The 23-year-old was taken to Glasgow Royal Infirmary following the blast in Newmains and died of the injuries he sustained, police confirmed.
He has not yet been identified.
A police spokeswoman said: “The 23-year-old died in hospital last night. There is still a 26-year-old man in hospital who is seriously injured.”
The explosion happened at the derelict Newmains Pastoral Centre on Bonkle Road around 1.30pm on Thursday.
An air ambulance and trauma team were sent to the scene and homes in the area were evacuated.
The spokeswoman added: “There’s a joint investigation with the Health and Safety Executive which is continuing.”