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8 hospitalized after explosion in Chicago building


8 hospitalized after explosion in Chicago building: On Tuesday, an explosion on Chicago‘s West Side caused a red-brick structure to partly collapse, sending eight people to the hospital, including three with severe or life-threatening injuries, according to the city’s fire department.

The upper levels at West Washington Boulevard and North Central Avenue have damage, according to pictures and a video the fire department put online. The footage showed parked automobiles damaged by falling rubble and stones strewn around the corner structure.

The Chicago Fire Department said on Twitter that it was unclear what caused the explosion, which forced the evacuation of a nearby building.

According to the fire department, the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) and the bomb squad of Chicago were also there. While rescue workers looked for trapped victims, at least ten ambulances stationed nearby.

According to NBC News, quoting Deputy Fire Commissioner Marc Ferman, firefighters thought to have saved every person inside the approximately 35-unit structure that had fallen.


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