Gas Explosion injure 20 people in Florida shopping center

At least 20 people were injured in a vacant pizza restaurant at a South Florida shopping plaza, the restaurant was destroyed, and nearby businesses and cars were damaged.

Though firefighters found ruptured gas lines afterward, authorities said it was too early to determine a cause.

“We thought it was thunder at first, and then we felt the building shake and things started falling. I looked outside and it was almost like the world was ending,” said Alex Carver, a worker at a deli across the street from the explosion.

The explosion threw large pieces of concrete up to 50 yards (45 meters) away and sent pieces of metal scattering as far as 100 yards (90 meters) across the street. Carver said two of his co-workers’ cars were destroyed.

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At least 21 people were injured though none of the injuries was life-threatening, Police Sgt. Jesica Ryan said.

Source: ABC News

 

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