One person has died and 15 others were injured after a fiery explosion in Durham, North Carolina, Wednesday morning, according to officials.
The blast was caused by a gas leak after a contractor drilling into the sidewalk struck a 2-inch gas line, said Durham police.
A building partially collapsed from the explosion, police said.
A firefighter is among the injured and was hospitalized in serious condition, police said. A Dominion Energy worker was also hurt, the city said.
Construction worker Tyler Headrick said he saw a cloud of smoke before the building crumbled and people started to flee, he told ABC Raleigh station WTVD.
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