Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Durham EXPLOSION! Leaves 1 Dead, 15 Injured......

Durham explosion leaves 1 dead, 15 injured after contractor hit gas line

DURHAM, N.C. (WTVD) -- A gas explosion killed 1 person and injured 15 others in downtown Durham on Wednesday morning. "I've never seen anything like it before," Robin Jarvi said. "I was sitting at the traffic light...and I smelled heavy, heavy gas. There were people in the building. I saw a business owner put a sign that said 'Business is closed for the day because of a gas leak.' As soon as I went through the traffic light, the whole building exploded." The explosion happened shortly after 10 a.m. Wednesday at 115 North Duke Street when a contractor hit a gas line. During a press briefing just after 11:30, Durham officials confirmed that 1 person had died in the explosion and 15 people were injured. A Durham firefighter was one of the people injured. He was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. Source

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