BREAKING: Mass Casualty Incident Declared After House Explosion in Syracuse, New York

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BREAKING: Mass Casualty Incident Declared After House Explosion in Syracuse, New York

Syracuse, NY, June 18, 2024 — A mass casualty incident has been declared in Syracuse, New York, following a devastating house explosion that has left dozens injured, including children, and some still trapped inside.

Incident Overview

Numerous emergency crews are on the scene conducting search and rescue operations after the house exploded and collapsed. It is believed that approximately 17-20 people were living in the home, including children.

Casualties and Injuries

At least 10 people have been transported to the hospital with various injuries. The exact number of those still trapped inside the wreckage is currently unknown.

Potential Cause

Upon arrival, officials reported a strong smell of natural gas, although the cause of the explosion has not yet been confirmed. Fire Chief stated, “We’re still investigating the exact cause of the explosion and subsequent collapse.”

Additional Details

A car was discovered trapped under the collapsed home, but how it ended up there remains unclear.

Ongoing Efforts

Search and rescue teams are working tirelessly to locate and extract any remaining individuals trapped in the debris. Emergency responders are prioritizing medical assistance and ensuring the safety of the surrounding area.

Developing Situation

This situation is still developing, and further updates will be provided as more information becomes available.

Authorities are urging the public to avoid the area to allow emergency services to operate efficiently.

For those seeking information about family members or residents in the area, local authorities are setting up an emergency hotline.

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