Philadelphia Explosion Blamed on Gas Leak Destroys 3 Homes, Injures 8

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Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 12:00 PM

By Alexandra Ward

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A Philadelphia explosion injured eight people and leveled three houses Monday. The blast was blamed on a gas explosion in a South Philadelphia row home that was under renovation. It's the second building collapse in the city in as many months.

Seven adults and one child — a baby — were injured after the blast ripped through the row home in South Philadelphia's Whitman neighborhood, partially collapsing the two neighboring homes. Six of the victims were taken to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, one was taken to Hahnemann University Hospital, and the baby was taken to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, CBS Philly reported.

Neighbors smelled gas and heard a loud blast around 11:30 a.m. Monday, according to Philly.com.

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"I was sitting in the house and I heard a big bang," witness Mike McGraw told CNN affiliate KYW. "The door slammed and the TV went out."

"The whole foundation shook," Victor Masella told Philly.com.



Police immediately shut down several blocks in the area and ordered an evacuation of neighboring homes.

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Fire officials said all victims had been accounted for, according to CBS Philly.

Six people were killed and 13 were injured last month when a four-story vacant building collapsed in downtown Philadelphia. The inspector who signed off on the demolition site committed suicide the following week.  

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