BREAKING NEWS: ‘At least one dead’ and three unaccounted for after massive natural gas explosion at a Minneapolis private elementary school

Wednesday, August 2, 2017
By Paul Martin

The explosion occurred around midday on Wednesday; other details are unclear
Authorities have said one was killed, but that has also been disputed
Three adults are unaccounted for, according to school staff
All of the children have been accounted for, and five individuals sent to hospital
It’s not clear whether the children are among the injured
Children can be picked up from the school by their parents

2 August 2017

An explosion in a Minneapolis school have killed at least one person and left three unaccounted for.

The detonation ripped Minnehaha’s Upper School in half while children were in the school’s upper campus.

Minneapolis officials said that one person had died, according to KARE 11, but that claim has been disputed by local fire department.

Officials at the school, which is located on 3100 West River Parkway, said that all of the children – some of whom were on the field at the time – had been accounted for.

However, three people are unaccounted for, according to the local fire department. They are adults, according to KARE 11, although that has not been confirmed.

Five people were hospitalized after the explosion, one of whom has been treated and released. There are no details about the condition of the other victims.

Three other people were rescued from the roof of the building by the fire officials.

The explosion scattered bricks far and wide, separating a single building into what now look like two separate structures.

The school’s director of advancement, Sarah Jacobson, said that staff and children were told to evacuate before the explosion, although she declined to give further details.

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