An investigation has been launched following a gas explosion at a Glasgow Christmas market that injured two people.

Emergency services were called to St Enoch Christmas Market around 11am on Monday, December 5.

It emerged that a gas canister exploded at a food stall and two women were rushed to the hospital for their injuries.

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We previously reported that the area around St Enoch was cordoned off by police following the incident.

Glasgow City Council has now confirmed that an investigation has been launched with environmental health officers probing the cause of the explosion in the food unit.

A team from the UK Government Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has also been enlisted to help with the case.

One of the women who suffered burns from the incident took to social media to thank a member of the public that came to her aid.

She wrote: "Hi I’m one of the girls that was involved in at St Enoch gas explosion today. Luckily enough I’m on my way home with superficial burns thanks to the members of the public that helped me.

"I could not thank yous enough and hope this message reaches you all enough. Thank you!"

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A spokesperson from the council said: “Our environmental health officers are investigating the cause of the explosion that occurred within the food unit at St Enoch Square on Monday.

“We asked colleagues at the Health and Safety Executive if they could support the investigation and a joint site visit has now taken place.

“We’ll consider any findings from our investigation with the assistance of the HSE before determining an appropriate outcome to this case.”

A spokesperson from the Health and Safety Executive added that they were 'aware of the incident being investigated and could provide technical help if the council wished.

The spokesperson said: "HSE is aware of the incident which is being investigated by Environmental Health Officers (EHOs) from Glasgow City Council.

"HSE can provide specialist technical assistance to the council if requested.”