Official 1 killed others injured in explosion that caused partial building collapse in Durham North Carolina

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CLOSE A Durham North Carolina gas explosion kills one person and injures others after a contractor digging under a sidewalk hit a gas line. Wil Glenn causing the explosion that prompted the collapse of a two story brick building. It resulted in a massive billow of thick black smoke above the collapsed building as flames pushed through its windows. He was at Federal getting ready to help open when he heard the explosion and nearly fell over she said. Smoke billows from the scene of an explosion and fire in downtown Durham N. Authorities say emergency officials are responding to an explosion and fire possibly caused by a gas leak in downtown Durham North Carolina. A gas explosion that partially collapsed a North Carolina building and set it ablaze Wednesday morning killed one person and injured more than a dozen others police said. Police said they had blocked the streets in the centre of Durham where a worker hit a gas line and triggered an explosion that caused a building to partially collapse. CNN said one witness described the scenes like those from a war zone as emergency screws scrambled to get people to safety. firefighters and emergency personnel work the scene of an explosion and building fire in downtown durham n

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