US: Explosion in Atlanta area apartment complex, one injured, two others missing

Agency, Washington.

Published by: Jeet Kumar
Updated Mon, 13 Sep 2021 03:28 AM IST

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Dunwoody Police responded on Twitter and said they received a call about the explosion at 1:24 pm. The fire department is at the spot and the cause of the blast is being investigated.

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An explosion occurred on Sunday at an apartment complex in the US Atlanta area. One person was injured and two others are missing. DeKalb County Fire Rescue Department deputy fire chief Melvin Carter told the media that the man was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

He said that searches are going on in other apartments where other people may also be trapped. The explosion destroyed several floors of a building.

Carter said authorities were yet to determine the cause of the explosion, but the building’s leasing agent reported a strong smell of gas about an hour before the blast was called.

Antvon Williams said he was working in a neighboring apartment when he heard an injured child screaming for help, which he was shaken by. He felt the earthquake as soon as the explosion happened.

Williams told the media that I was completely terrified, I closed my office and quickly ran to find out what was going on. People started gathering after hearing the explosion.

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An explosion occurred on Sunday at an apartment complex in the US Atlanta area. One person was injured and two others are missing. DeKalb County Fire Rescue Department deputy fire chief Melvin Carter told the media that the man was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

He said that searches are going on in other apartments where other people may also be trapped. The explosion destroyed several floors of a building.

Carter said authorities were yet to determine the cause of the explosion, but the building’s leasing agent reported a strong smell of gas about an hour before the blast was called.

Antvon Williams said he was working in a neighboring apartment when he heard an injured child screaming for help, which he was shaken by. He felt the earthquake as soon as the explosion occurred.

Williams told the media that I was completely terrified, I closed my office and quickly ran to find out what was going on. People started gathering after hearing the explosion.

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