Posted: Nov 23, 2012 7:54 PM by CJ, The Associated Press
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - Authorities say a natural gas explosion in one of New England's biggest cities has leveled one building and damaged others but hasn't killed anyone.
Fire officials in Springfield, Mass., say a building housing a strip club was destroyed and a dozen other buildings sustained major damage in the Friday blast. Initially they said two buildings had been destroyed.
Police say the explosion site looks as though it was hit by a missile.
Firefighters and police officers are among 18 people injured in the blast. None of the injuries is considered life-threatening.
Lt. Gov. Tim Murray says it's a "miracle" no one died.
Gas company workers had been sent to investigate a possible gas leak in the commercial and residential area, 90 miles west of Boston. The explosion occurred an hour later.
The cause of the blast is unknown.
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