Building exploded in the UNITED states: One killed - several wounded

A centre for the mentally handicapped has exploded in the u.s. state of Maine. The explosion has so far cost a firefighter his life, while several reported woun

Building exploded in the UNITED states: One killed - several wounded

A centre for the mentally handicapped has exploded in the u.s. state of Maine. The explosion has so far cost a firefighter his life, while several reported woun

Ann McDonald
Ann McDonald
16 September 2019 Monday 22:00
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Building exploded in the UNITED states: One killed - several wounded

A centre for the mentally handicapped has exploded in the u.s. state of Maine. The explosion has so far cost a firefighter his life, while several reported wounded.

The local authorities were investigating the building. as it exploded. They had met up after several reviews about gaslugt from the now-exploded building. Local police estimate after the first studies, to the explosion caused by a gas leak and is considered to be an accident.

It writes CNN on Monday.

the Explosion took place in the city Farmington which is a three-hour drive from Boston.

in Addition to the killed firefighter joins the local police so far about a total of six wounded. Four firefighters, one ambulance worker, and an employee from the association.

Photo: Jacob Gage via Reuters


It is the association Life Enrichment Advancing People, that keep to of the exploded building, they offer help to the mentally handicapped according to their website. The building was newly renovated, but after the explosion it is as if erased from the earth's surface.

- It looks like a war zone. It is a mess. The building is gone, said Scott Landry, who is the councillor in Farmington to CBS News

building Materials, debris, insulation and broken glass now covers the area that previously housed the association.

Photo: Jacob Gage via Reuters

the Explosion could be heard several kilometers away and had so much force that it also caused damage to nearby houses and cars.

Jacob Cage, which live in the city, explains to CNN that he could feel the shaking from the explosion inside the bedroom. He describes the scenes at the exploded building, as being very bleak.

- Having dropped insulation from the sky, as the gentle snow, and rescue personnel ran around while they tried to provide first aid, says Jacob Cage to CNN.


Maine's Governor, Janet Mills, is oriented around the explosion, and warn people against visiting the area.

- We feel with those who are affected by this tragedy, especially the deceased firefighter and wounded nearest. I am grateful redningspersonalets efforts on the ground, she says to CNN.

Farmington is a small american town. In 2010 it was estimated that there were to stay under 7800 inhabitants. The governor is even grown up in the city.

Updated: 16.09.2019 22:00
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