Two people killed, 15 injured in Durham, N.C. gas leak explosion, building collapse on Wednesday morning
Preliminary investigation indicates a contractor digging under a gas line led to the explosion and partial building collapse in the city’s downtown
A nearby school dismissed students
early because of the explosion. The school district said students and staff were safe and uninjured.
Mayor Pro Tempore Jillian Johnson also urged
people who “heard/felt an explosion” to “stay safe and avoid the area.”
Two people were killed and 15 were injured, as a building explodes and collapses in Durham
Firefighters and emergency officials douse the flaming remains of the building after its destruction in Durham, N.C. on April 10, 2019
115 N. Duke St. Durham, NC, the building where the explosion occurred on Wednesday morning, believed to have been caused by a gas leak
Durham is just a few miles north of Raleigh, the state’s capital, and is part of the Research Triangle Region.
Colorado-based software innovator Prescient local media reported, moved its headquarters to the building the building at 115 N. Duke St. Durham in 2017.