Watch the scoop on the Corrie disaster! (VIDEO)

Coronation Street has a cerrtain special anniversary next week and celebrates it with a disaster on a scale unimaginable when the ITV1 soap launched 50 years ago.

As well as the live episode on Thursday, on Monday an explosion rips through the Joinery and a tram plunges into the street, while No 13 turns into an inferno.

It’s a shocking sequence of events and the lives of some longtime Corrie residents hang in the balance.

But who are they?

Watch the scoop on Coronation Street: