VIDEO: Jail Gas Explosion Kills 2, Scores Injured

Wednesday night's gas explosion at the Escambia County jail in Pensacola, Fla., killed two inmates and sent a total of 184 people to local hospitals for treatment, reports the Pensacola News Journal.

Two male inmates and one corrections officer are still in the hospital with injuries, according to Escambia spokesman Bill Pearson.

All three inmates that were missing after the explosion have been accounted for.

An investigation into the cause of the explosion is under way by the State Fire Marshal's Office and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives. Major flooding in the area caused by heavy rains is suspected to be a factor.

0 Comments