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Minneapolis Apartment Building Explodes Leaving Over a Dozen Injured

A Minneapolis apartment building explodes and leaves over a dozen injured after the collapse sent 20ft flames firing into the air.

Minneapolis Apartment Building Explodes and Leaves 14 Injured as Emergency Crews Struggle to Control the Fire - photo from Youtube

Minneapolis Apartment Building Explodes and Leaves 14 Injured as Emergency Crews Struggle to Control the Fire – photo from Youtube

Emergency crews were quick to get to the seen as a Minneapolis apartment building explodes critically injuring six of the 14 people who were injured in the blast. While the cause of the blaze is unknown, the three story building collapsed as firefighters were attempting to control the blaze.

The three story apartment building housed a grocery store and numerous apartments before the fire consumed the infrastructure. Victims of the blaze suffered from severe burns and broken bones. Names of those critically injured have not been released by authorities.

While no fatalities have been reported, police and emergency crews are unsure if there is anyone else inside the building as they continue to take control of the situation. With a partially collapsed roof and and the building being burnt to its bare infrastructure, it is currently unsafe for crews to enter the building to look for survivors.

So far, investigators are unable to determine what caused the fire. It is believed that an electrical problem with the building may have been at the root of the cause. However, authorities have not given out any information regarding the incident as the investigation is still pending.

Minneapolis Apartment Building Explodes Leaving Over a Dozen Injured.

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