At least 20 hospitalized after explosion at Florida shopping center

At least 20 hospitalized after explosion at Florida shopping center


in California in just a number
of days the epicenter roughly
the same spot or not far away of days the epicenter roughly
the same spot or not far away
from the same Quake that the same spot or not far away
from the same Quake that
happened on the 4th of July from the same Quake that
happened on the 4th of July
plus a large explosion at a happened on the 4th of July
plus a large explosion at a
shopping center in plantation. plus a large explosion at a
shopping center in plantation.
A lot of stuff going on and shopping center in plantation.
A lot of stuff going on and
we start. A lot of stuff going on and
we start.
>>With that blast just west of we start.
>>With that blast just west of
Fort Lauderdale in Broward>>With that blast just west of
Fort Lauderdale in Broward
County. Fort Lauderdale in Broward
County.
>>Close to 2 dozen people were County.
>>Close to 2 dozen people were
hurt after a large explosion>>Close to 2 dozen people were
hurt after a large explosion
at a shopping Plaza aerial hurt after a large explosion
at a shopping Plaza aerial
video shows emergency crews and at a shopping Plaza aerial
video shows emergency crews and
dogs searching through the video shows emergency crews and
dogs searching through the
rubble. dogs searching through the
rubble.
>>We are at this point we have rubble.
>>We are at this point we have
a count of 21 total injuries.>>We are at this point we have
a count of 21 total injuries.
2 of which we’re serious a count of 21 total injuries.
2 of which we’re serious
they were taken to the trauma 2 of which we’re serious
they were taken to the trauma
center at Broward health they were taken to the trauma
center at Broward health
Medical Center. The others were center at Broward health
Medical Center. The others were
transported locally. Medical Center. The others were
transported locally.
Just a brief update. We did transported locally.
Just a brief update. We did
have a an explosion of Just a brief update. We did
have a an explosion of
♪ have a an explosion of

some sort in in the mall that ♪
some sort in in the mall that
contains the La fitness. some sort in in the mall that
contains the La fitness.
>>It destroyed part contains the La fitness.
>>It destroyed part
of the shopping center and>>It destroyed part
of the shopping center and
shows heavy damage to the La of the shopping center and
shows heavy damage to the La
fitness people shows heavy damage to the La
fitness people
living nearby reported their fitness people
living nearby reported their
homes shaking several miles living nearby reported their
homes shaking several miles
away and some nearby windows homes shaking several miles
away and some nearby windows
blown out news for Jax reporter away and some nearby windows
blown out news for Jax reporter
Maggie Lauren’s blown out news for Jax reporter
Maggie Lauren’s
has been following this story Maggie Lauren’s
has been following this story
all afternoon, Maggie has been following this story
all afternoon, Maggie
authorities say gas may have all afternoon, Maggie
authorities say gas may have
been the reason for authorities say gas may have
been the reason for
the explosion. been the reason for
the explosion.
>>Scott they’re not entirely the explosion.
>>Scott they’re not entirely
sure right now what exactly>>Scott they’re not entirely
sure right now what exactly
caused that blast. But yes sure right now what exactly
caused that blast. But yes
emergency responders found an caused that blast. But yes
emergency responders found an
active gas leak when they emergency responders found an
active gas leak when they
arrived. They were not active gas leak when they
arrived. They were not
immediately sure if that was arrived. They were not
immediately sure if that was
the cause of the blast. immediately sure if that was
the cause of the blast.
Witnesses say a vacant the cause of the blast.
Witnesses say a vacant
pizza restaurant appears to be Witnesses say a vacant
pizza restaurant appears to be
the source of pizza restaurant appears to be
the source of
the explosion. The blast hurled the source of
the explosion. The blast hurled
large pieces of concrete up to the explosion. The blast hurled
large pieces of concrete up to
50 yards away and sent pieces large pieces of concrete up to
50 yards away and sent pieces
of metal scattering as far as 50 yards away and sent pieces
of metal scattering as far as
100 yards across the street. of metal scattering as far as
100 yards across the street.
>>21 people have been taken to 100 yards across the street.
>>21 people have been taken to
hospitals 2 of them in>>21 people have been taken to
hospitals 2 of them in
critical condition. First hospitals 2 of them in
critical condition. First
responders say they think critical condition. First
responders say they think
they’ve accounted for everyone responders say they think
they’ve accounted for everyone
involved in the explosion a they’ve accounted for everyone
involved in the explosion a
search is being completed of involved in the explosion a
search is being completed of
the field. search is being completed of
the field.
>>The building itself. We are the field.
>>The building itself. We are
still searching the collapsed>>The building itself. We are
still searching the collapsed
area. Any leftover victims. still searching the collapsed
area. Any leftover victims.
But at this point we believe area. Any leftover victims.
But at this point we believe
we’ve accounted for everyone. But at this point we believe
we’ve accounted for everyone.
Invite anybody trapped. All we we’ve accounted for everyone.
Invite anybody trapped. All we
did find people that that were obviously involved but nobody obviously involved but nobody
trapped news for Jax reporter obviously involved but nobody
trapped news for Jax reporter
Brittany Mueller is from this trapped news for Jax reporter
Brittany Mueller is from this
area. Her parents live about 3 Brittany Mueller is from this
area. Her parents live about 3
miles from the blast. area. Her parents live about 3
miles from the blast.
>>I talked to her mom today miles from the blast.
>>I talked to her mom today
who felt the explosion in her>>I talked to her mom today
who felt the explosion in her
house o yes, I did I just who felt the explosion in her
house o yes, I did I just
coming home house o yes, I did I just
coming home
from that. coming home
from that.
>>We are putting things away from that.
>>We are putting things away
and I heard that big boom and>>We are putting things away
and I heard that big boom and
my and I heard that big boom and
my
house shook kind of like a team my
house shook kind of like a team
from the attic, I went outside house shook kind of like a team
from the attic, I went outside
and I was looking around and from the attic, I went outside
and I was looking around and
see if I saw anything I and I was looking around and
see if I saw anything I
couldn’t see anything and see if I saw anything I
couldn’t see anything and
I trying to figure out what couldn’t see anything and
I trying to figure out what
happened Brittany also sent has I trying to figure out what
happened Brittany also sent has
these photos that show a happened Brittany also sent has
these photos that show a
skeleton of a building left these photos that show a
skeleton of a building left
standing. skeleton of a building left
standing.
>>The Mueller say this is a standing.
>>The Mueller say this is a
very busy area with a lot of>>The Mueller say this is a
very busy area with a lot of
restaurants and also a public very busy area with a lot of
restaurants and also a public
said they shop at. restaurants and also a public
said they shop at.
Emergency officials and said they shop at.
Emergency officials and
witnesses are saying this could Emergency officials and
witnesses are saying this could
have been so much worse and witnesses are saying this could
have been so much worse and
that it’s a blessing that no have been so much worse and
that it’s a blessing that no
lives have been lost. that it’s a blessing that no
lives have been lost.
>>Gas has been shut down to lives have been lost.
>>Gas has been shut down to
all of the businesses in the>>Gas has been shut down to
all of the businesses in the
area and a pediatrician with an all of the businesses in the
area and a pediatrician with an
office close to the explosion area and a pediatrician with an
office close to the explosion
tells our Miami sister station

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