Gas Explosion In Florida Jail Injures At Least 100 People

The explosion in Escambia County Jail caused serious injuries and the collapse of building. Two people have reportedly been killed.

1. Updated — May 1, 5:36 a.m.

4. The explosion caused the building to partially collapse, according to Kathleen Castro, the county’s public information manager.


The Associated Press reported that 600 inmates were in the building at the time of the explosion. Flooding in the area might be part of the problem, but is not confirmed that was the exact cause of the explosion.

7. The injured inmates and officers have been taken to the hospital.


Those who were uninjured in the explosion have been taken to jails in neighboring counties.

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