Downtown Durham, North Carolina Gas Explosion: Full Story & Must-See Details

UPDATE (11:30 a.m. EST): One person has been killed and 15 people have been injured as a result of the explosion.

The explosion happened at 115 North Duke Street in Durham when a contractor hit a gas line.


Original article:

Emergency response units in Durham, North Carolina are responding to the scene of an explosion in the downtown area of a city.

According to city officials, the explosion, located in the area of Morgan and Duke Streets, was a gas explosion. Authorities have yet to disclose what exactly caused the gas explosion.

While initial reports indicate there are multiple injuries, the exact number is not known at this time. CBS 17 reports that both emergency responders and civilians have been injured.

Additionally, there is no word on any fatalities at this time.

Authorities have asked civilians to avoid the area.

The Durham police department tweeted that a media staging will be held at 505 W Chapel Hill St.

A gas explosion has occurred at 115 N. Duke St. Duke St. from Chapel Hill Rd. to Morgan St. is closed. AVOID the area. pic.twitter.com/9UdKMiKx7h

— Durham EM (@AlertDurham) April 10, 2019

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