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A mechanical failure caused an explosion Friday at the University of Nevada, Reno, injuring eight people and causing the partial collapse of a mostly empty dormitory building, authorities said. Share these safety tips with your friends—download the images below and share with your social media community. When they stop falling, leave quickly, watching for obviously weakened floors and stairways. English Language Learners Definition of explosion. A huge crater in the middle of a cornfield in rural Germany is believed to have Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower. ExplosionType ExplosionType.
I probably wouldn't be here, my kids wouldn't be here. A search of the blast zone has been completed, police said. There were no fatalities and all the victims have been located, Plantation Fire Deputy Chief Joel Gordon told reporters during a Saturday afternoon press conference.
All the injured were taken to area hospitals, he said. Among the injured was a child, but the injuries were not classified as serious, Gordon said. So we're very thankful for that," Gordon said. The blast appeared to have occurred in a corner of the mall complex where two buildings intersect. News footage and social media video showed firefighters arriving at the mall, where windows were blown out of an LA Fitness and the facade of a pizza restaurant appeared to be blown out. A section of the complex appeared to sustain significant damage, with shattered windows and scattered debris. Walaschek was driving said while he is thankful they made it out safely, he worried about other families at the gym.
Scene of gas explosion at Plantation mall. Alex Carver, who works at a deli across the street from where the explosion occurred, said he and his colleagues initially thought the sound was thunder. It was crazy. A firefighter walks through the remains of a building after an explosion on Saturday, July 6, , in Plantation, Fla.
Some business in the blast zone were destroyed. One of those locations was Code Ninjas, a company that teaches children how to code. The business released a statement saying its center was "completely destroyed" and will be closed until further notice. Her office was closed at the time of the explosion. But, at the same time, we're just so grateful that no one's hurt. If you are at home, report the incident to local police. During an Explosion Get under a sturdy table or desk if things are falling around you.
When they stop falling, leave quickly, watching for obviously weakened floors and stairways.
Do not use elevators. Stay low if there is smoke. Do not stop to retrieve personal possessions or make phone calls. Check for fire and other hazards.
Once you are out, do not stand in front of windows, glass doors or other potentially hazardous areas. If you are trapped in debris, use a flashlight, whistle or tap on pipes to signal your location to rescuers. Shout only as a last resort to avoid inhaling dangerous dust. Cover your nose and mouth with anything you have on hand.
After an Explosion There may be significant numbers of casualties or damage to buildings and infrastructure. Heavy law enforcement involvement at local, state and federal levels. Health and mental health resources in the affected communities can be strained to their limits, maybe even overwhelmed. Extensive media coverage, strong public fear and international implications and consequences.