Original title: An explosion in a casino in Florida, USA, injured 26 people. Source: Chinanews.com
China News Agency, San Francisco, September 13-An explosion occurred in a casino in southern Florida, USA on the morning of the 13th local time, causing 26 people to be injured.
“South Florida Sun Sentinel” reported that the accident occurred at 9:50 am and the Seminole “Classic” casino involved was located in Hollywood, Broward County, Florida. Gary Bitner, spokesperson for the operator Seminole Tribe, said that when workers were performing routine maintenance on the fire extinguishing system once every six months, a pipeline to the gas tank ruptured and caused an explosion.
The explosion occurred in an area closed to the public on the second floor of the casino, causing extensive damage to the floor. The explosion also caused part of the wall to fall, resulting in damage to the facilities on the first floor.
Bitner said that when the explosion occurred, it was estimated that about 100 employees and customers were in the casino. The Associated Press quoted local officials as saying that the explosion caused 6 people to be sent to hospital and another 20 people were treated at the scene. The Hollywood Fire and Rescue Department told the media that none of the injured is in danger.
The city of Hollywood and the Seminole tribe are investigating the cause of the explosion. They did not disclose when the casino will reopen.
At noon on the 12th, an explosion occurred in a three-story apartment building on the outskirts of Atlanta, Georgia, adjacent to Florida. The Associated Press reported that the explosion caused part of the building to collapse and 4 people were slightly injured. After the incident, people in the apartment and several other nearby buildings were evacuated.
Melvin Carter, an official with the DeKalb County Fire and Rescue Department of Atlanta, said that the cause of the explosion is unknown, but shortly before the explosion, a local utility company received a call from a resident saying that it smelled natural gas. smell. (over)