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Explosion rings out across city
Paradise Street Interchange

Liverpool's old bus station and NCP car park were demolished in an explosion in the city centre on Sunday.

The controlled blast was carried out on Paradise Street, with nearby roads closed off to create an exclusion zone.

The buildings have been demolished to make way for part of the Paradise project - the large scale redevelopment of the city's shopping centre.

The explosion was heard across the city and some people reported hearing it as far away as Childwall and Wirral.

The new Liver Street car park and Paradise Street transport interchange, which replaces the old site, opened at the end of last year.

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