Four people fighting for life after flames rip through home and shop.
Police declared a “major incident” after flames erupted from the store following a suspected gas explosion at about 7pm on Sunday evening.
At least six fire engines have been sent to the scene after Leicestershire Fire and rescue received reports of a large explosion at around 7pm.
It is not yet clear how many other people have suffered injuries.
Residents living close to the Londis, which is located in Hinkley Road about a mile from the city centre, reported their houses shaking after the blast.
A spokeswoman for Leicestershire Fire and Rescue said the incident was being treated as a search and rescue operation.