Multiple people harmed in Florida gas explosion
Emergency responders are on a stage during a gas blast in Plantation, Florida. Video taken by WFOR.
21 people have been harmed in a gas explosion during a selling center in Plantation, Florida on Saturday.
Multiple storefronts were impacted by a blast, with 21 injured, including dual seriously, according to Plantation Fire Rescue spokesman, Joel Gordon.
As of a 1:30 p.m. press conference, no deaths were reported.
“At this point, nobody was killed. Thank integrity for that. As bad as it is, it could have been a lot worse,” pronounced Gordon.
The empty pizza restaurant where a blast occurred was totally broken and an LA Fitness circuitously postulated complicated repairs caused by a blast, with waste and potion stuffing a circuitously parking lot.
Fire departments from Plantation, Davie, Lauderhill, Coral Springs, as good as Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue have all been called to a scene.
One chairman lonesome in blood was seen being attended by others outward a aptness center, according to video from WPLG.
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Footage from inside a aptness core showed crowds hurrying out of a building, some limping and in shock, while a front windows were scarcely blown out front a large blast.
Plantation Fire tweeted that a blast occurred along a 800 retard of South University Drive on Saturday and military have sealed a road. Motorists are suggested to equivocate a area.
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Plantation military tweeted: “All stores and businesses in a area of a Fountains Plaza and a Plantation Marketplace piazza nearby LA Fitness will be close down until serve notice until Fire Personnel can establish that it is protected to return. Please do not come into this area if possible.”
Firefighters with dogs were seen going by a rubble to establish if anyone was still underneath.
A family and business reunification core has been set adult at Plantation Central Park, 9151 NW 2nd Street, according to police.