US Five injured in Virginia explosion

03:15  18 october  2020
03:15  18 october  2020 Source:   thehill.com

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Firefighters and emergency officials arrive after a shopping center explodes causing a fire in Harrisonburg, Virginia .

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Five people, including three James Madison University students, were injured in an explosion at a strip mall in Harrisonburg, Va., Saturday morning, according to city officials.

Five injured in Virginia explosion © The Hill Five injured in Virginia explosion

Harrisonburg city spokesman Mike Parks told The Washington Post that police received multiple reports of an explosion around 8:30 a.m. Saturday at a building just a few blocks west of the James Madison University campus.

Parks told CNN that a three-alarm fire spread to at least two other commercial buildings in the city, which is located about 54 miles northwest of Charlottesville.

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An explosion rocked Harrisonburg, Va ., on Saturday morning. Initial reports indicate that three people have been injured in an explosion in a commercial area on South Main Street. Two of the victims were taken to hospital in serious condition, according to WHSV News.

Rescue crews have been combing through the rubble for three to five people who might have been at the Three sets of remains were found in the rubble of a gas station explosion in Rockbridge County, Virginia Four injured in the explosion were taken to Carilion Stonewall Jackson Hospital hospital.

Videos of the fire were quickly posted on Twitter, with local resident Josh Edmonds telling CNN over Twitter that even as he was working miles away, his "entire building shook and some of my coworkers were jolted in their cars when the explosion happened."

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) tweeted later in the morning that the incident was a "gas explosion" and that he had deployed state emergency personnel to assist firefighters and first responders as they worked to contain the blaze.

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Two people were found injured and flown by helicopter to University of Virginia Medical Center, with the Post reporting that they were in stable condition Saturday afternoon.

Parks and James Madison University officials confirmed to the Post that three college students who had been near the strip mall for an event also had minor injuries after being hit by debris from the explosion.

One of the students reportedly received treatment at a hospital, while the other two were treated and released at the scene.

Parks told the Post Saturday afternoon that firefighters had not found evidence that anyone else was in the building at the time of the explosion.

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