21 injured, dramatic destruction scene as gas explosion rocks FL shopping center

21 injured, dramatic destruction scene as gas explosion rocks FL shopping center
Scene of reported gas explosion in Plantation, FL. WLPG video via ABC News

[Ed. – Good heavens. This report has the cause of the explosion still unknown, but I saw on TV reporting that it is being called a “gas explosion.” The refinery outside Philly; now this. What’s going on?]

Police and fire crews are looking for answers after an explosion at a shopping center in Florida, officials said Saturday.

Twenty-one people were injured, including two seriously, in the blast in Plantation, just outside of Fort Lauderdale, said Joel Gordon, Battalion Chief for Plantation Fire.

Video shows windows blown out of an LA Fitness while a building next door appeared completely destroyed, with debris strewn in all directions. …

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Ruptured gas lines were found in the rubble but it has not been confirmed if the explosion was caused by a gas leak, officials said.

The gas leaking from the ruptured lines has since been stopped, officials said.

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