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Two dead in gas explosion at private school in Minnesota

Thursday, August 03, 2017 - 01:04

Two people are dead and at least nine injured after a gas explosion occurs at a private school in Minneapolis. Grace Lee reports.

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Rescuers in Minneapolis ended their search on a sombre note after a gas explosion ripped through a Christian private school Wednesday morning (August 2). Two people have been removed from the rubble. Nine other people were taken to hospital with injuries with one in critical condition. The explosion was so powerful that people in the neighbourhood say they could feel their homes shaking. It started a fire in the school and ultimately caused the building to collapse. No children were hurt as classes weren't in session due to summer break, but officials say the situation could have been much worse. Early signs suggest the blast was caused by a ruptured gas line that contractors were working on. Hundreds of people attended a vigil at a local chapel on Thursday night to remember those who were lost and pray for the injured.

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Two dead in gas explosion at private school in Minnesota

Thursday, August 03, 2017 - 01:04