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Gas Explosion In Florida Shopping Mall leaves at least 20 injured

Gas Explosion In Florida Shopping Mall leaves at least 20 injured

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Gas Explosion In Florida Shopping Mall leaves at least 20 injured



A gas explosion rocked a shopping center on Saturday in South Florida leaving at least 20 people injured, two of them seriously, a fire official said.

The explosion happened around 11:30 a.m. at The Fountains, a shopping center in Plantation, a suburb in Broward County, north of Miami.

Video from the scene appears to show windows blown out of an LA Fitness gym and wreckage scattered across the ground.

The explosion sent large pieces of debris about 100 yards across the street, the Associated Press reported.

An official with the Plantation Fire Department said at a news conference on Saturday that there was an “active gas leak” when they arrived and there are ruptured gas lines.

Several units in the shopping center were “badly destroyed” and multiple people were found hurt at the LA Fitness and a place nearby, the official said.

Authorities are still searching for victims but believe everyone has been accounted for, the official said.

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