Two people missing after gas explosion at Minneapolis school

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04 August, 2017

Three people were unaccounted for Wednesday after an apparent natural gas explosion shook Minnehaha Academy and collapsed part of a building, officials in Minneapolis said.

In announcing the discovery at a Wednesday night news conference, Minneapolis Fire Chief John Fruetel said that crews had suspended further operations at the scene until Thursday morning.

According to Brian Tyner, the assistant chief of administration for the Minneapolis Fire Department, the number of injured people were greatly reduced because it was summertime. The students attending summer school were in a different part of the building, but two staff members were missing. John Carlson, also a school employee, is the person who remains missing, a school spokesperson said.

According to the people who were inside the building at the time, they had very less time for them to run for safety between the time they smelled the odor of the leaking gas and the actual explosion happening.

Authorities said there were early indications that a ruptured gas line may have led to the explosion and that it was caused by contractors working at the school.

Authorities say seven adults are hospitalised, including three with critical injuries.

By late Wednesday afternoon, one of the victims - Bryan Duffey - was still in critical condition.

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A work permit issued by the city of Minneapolis to an Eagan-based company, Master Mechanical Inc., allowed for gas piping and a meter hook up.

He began his caretaker job at the school in 2003 and was known for his generosity in handing out ice cream bars to staff and students. Dr. Jim Miner, the hospital's chief of emergency medicine, said victims suffered injuries ranging from head injuries and broken bones to cuts from debris. One was a longtime receptionist and the other was a custodian at Minnehaha Academy.

Minnehaha Academy is a private, Christian school that serves students from pre-kindergarten through 12th grades. "And [we] got him out, and they got him on a stretcher". "At the same time the lights went out and there was some debris that fell from the ceiling, so we just got out as fast as possible". "We still consider it a rescue at this point; we don't really know we're going to do our best to locate everyone that's unaccounted for".

"The school is at the heart of a neighborhood and at the heart of a community", Hodges said. "I could see sunlight all the way through to the other side".

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has already promised any and all resources for emergency responders.

"From what I have been able to gather and from what people have been telling me.it was just seconds between 'Gas leak". He graduated from Minnehaha in 1953, sent his children here, and after retiring from his first career he came back to work at the school.

A nearby resident said the blast was "the loudest thing (I) ever heard in my entire life" and that the force knocked her cupboard doors open.

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