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aafter and Explosion Inside a building in West Side in Chicago On Tuesday, authorities reported that at least eight individuals had been sent to hospital.

according to Mark FirmanDeputy Fire Commissioner for Chicago Fire Departmentrespondents discovered that the top floor of the building had collapsed when they arrived at the scene of a four-story apartment a little earlier. 9:30 am

There was at least one person from the building across the street “among eight people They were taken to the hospital, according to Ferman

The Chicago Fire Department It claims that three of the people who were taken to hospital are in serious to critical condition. According to Fermann, the victims’ injuries ranged from “severe burns and injuries.”

The explosion also caused the displacement of residents, although it is unclear how many. The crews are “confident we got everyone out,” Ferman said, but the final search for additional victims is underway.

The cause of the explosion is still unknown

Ten ambulances and an emergency medical services unit for mass casualties were dispatched to the site, according to the department.

after the explosion in South Austin in Chicago In the area, the building next door was also evacuated, according to the fire department.

Firefighters and several fire engines were seen congregating near a street littered with debris in photos and a video posted by the fire service on social media. According to a video shared by management, the top floor of the building appeared to have been damaged.

The fire brigade did not provide any additional information about the cause of the explosion or the injuries that resulted from it.

“At the moment, we don’t know what caused this accident,” Ferman said. He added, “It is still under investigation

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