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2 people hospitalized after Va. explosion

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UPDATED 10:05 AM PT – Sunday, October 18, 2020

A massive explosion in Virginia left at least five injured this weekend, including several college students. Early Saturday morning, firefighters rushed to put out the flames caused by an explosion in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

According to Governor Ralph Northam, the incident was caused by a gas explosion.

Officials reported a three alarm fire spread to at least two other commercial buildings in the strip mall where the blast occurred. Nearby residents have said they were shocked by the impact.

“I heard a loud bang and I was thrown into my wall,” explained resident Mathew Jenkins. “I thought that something had crashed into the building, so I looked outside and…I saw a big mushroom cloud.”

The two who were injured in the blast are reportedly still in the hospital and in stable condition. The flames have since been contained and the cause of the incident is under investigation.

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