By David Mittleman

Gas Explosion at Florida Jail Kills Two, Injuries Over a Hundred Inmates

A gas explosion at a Northwest Florida jail that occurred late Wednesday evening has left two inmates dead and 150 injured. The blast partially leveled the jail located in Escambia County, which held approximately 600 inmates. Although the building is still reportedly standing, it is unstable and partially collapsed. A prison spokesperson said that the blast may be attributable to recent storms that have hit the southern U.S., and that the building had already received significant flooding from recent rains.

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