The explosion occurred in the 16th. Baltimore Gas and Electric Company building. The cause wasn’t immediately clear, but the utility said it was likely a construction accident.
At least 10 people were injured Wednesday morning, nine of them seriously, in an explosion in an office building in downtown Baltimore, in which part of the roof collapsed.
Firefighters and ambulances responded to the Baltimore Gas and Electric Company building on Center Street after the explosion, which was reported sometime after 8 a.m.. m. The injured were taken to hospitals, the Baltimore City Fire Department said.
Nine people were in critical condition and one in serious condition, the department said. Mayor Brandon M. . Baltimore’s Scott said on Twitter that 21 people were saved.
It was not immediately clear what caused the explosion that took place in the 16th. A fire service union in Baltimore announced that it took place on the first floor of the 21-story building.
In an instruction, B. . G. E.. . said it was « a structural incident. « There was construction going on on the building’s ventilation and boiler system, » which likely caused the incident, « the company said.
Two workers were rescued after being trapped on a window cleaning platform, the fire department said. A local TV station video showed the scaffolding dangling sideways as firefighters broke windows to reach the workers.
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