An investigation has been launched after a family "lost everything" in a Raynes Park house explosion.

Linda Collins and her son John had left their home in Haynt Walk just 15 minutes before a gas leak caused it to go up in flames on Friday night (October 19).

As a result, the family were left with nothing but the clothes on their backs.

Now an investigation has been launched in an effort to discover what caused the leak in the Clarion Housing owned property.

A spokeswoman for the housing association said: "Thankfully nobody was injured.

"We are currently working with the London Fire Brigade, our contractor United Living, Southern Gas Network and the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) to investigate the cause of the explosion.

"We are providing support to the household including the provision of temporary accommodation and reimbursement of costs.”

In an act of kindness, a GoFundMe page was set up by neighbours of the Collins family which has so far raised more than £1500.

When John's brother Stuart heard this, he was overjoyed.

"John as you can imagine is all over the place at the moment and thankfully Linda came out of surgery on Sunday (October 21) ok," he told the Wimbledon Guardian.

"I did not know there was a GoFundMe page started.

"Whoever started that is an angel as they need all the help they can get at the moment as they have absolutely nothing left."

The home had stood for some 35 years.

A HSE spokesman confirmed they were looking into the matter.

“HSE is investigating this incident to determine the cause of the explosion," he said.

"As this investigation is ongoing, we cannot comment further at this time.”

To view the GoFundMe page, click here.