A large explosion occurred at an apartment building in Chicago, severely damaging the building and injuring six people.
A spokesman for the Chicago Fire Department said the explosion occurred on the top floor of a 4-storey apartment building in the South Austin area, Chicago city, Illinois at 9 am 20/9 (21 pm 20/9 Hanoi time). ).
Ten ambulances were dispatched to the scene and at least six injured people were transported to nearby hospitals. Local officials said the three victims were in serious to critical condition. The rest were slightly injured.
Debris from the building was scattered on the street. Part of the roof of the building collapsed, while windows were destroyed. At least three cars parked on the street were badly damaged.
“This is a serious incident and we are heartbroken for the residents here. Our first concern is the health, well-being and safety of our residents. We are working together. rescue teams and are ready to do anything to support residents,” said Roman Viere, owner of the apartment building.
Firefighters also evacuated buildings adjacent to the site of the explosion to ensure safety. The cause of the explosion has not been announced, but many believe it may be due to a gas leak.
Thanh Tam (Theo CBS News, Fox News)