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At least 1 killed, 3 injured after mysterious explosion rocks medical building

16 May, 2018, 16:10 | Author: Ted Wilson
  • Street closures due to an explosion in Aliso Viejo

There was no immediate information about the person who was killed.

This picture taken from cellphone video reveals a constructing after a deadly explosion in Aliso Viejo, Calif., Tuesday, Might 15, 2018.

"There's heavy damage on the first floor corner of the building, walls and windows blown out", he said earlier Tuesday evening.

However, he says no explosive device has been found in the building and investigators still aren't saying whether the explosion was accidental or intentional.

At least one person is dead and three more were injured after a mysterious explosion rocked a Southern California building Tuesday. The reason for the blast is being investigated.

A USA official briefed on the investigation, speaking on condition of not being identified by name, told The Associated Press the explosion is being investigated as intentional and investigators believe the blast may have come from a package. He said that any blast of such magnitude would be investigated as suspicious.

"We have not found any type of specific device inside of the building right now that would tell us or lead us to exactly what the device was - if there was a device", Sawyer said.

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Nothing indicates there were any threats made before the blast, which appeared to be concentrated in a suite on the first floor of the office building, Sawyer said.

Officers reportedly stated the one who died is a lady and was close to to the supply of the explosion, The Orange County Register reported. Tony Bommarito of the Orange County Fireplace Authority stated, in response to NBC Information.

Aliso Viejo is south of Los Angeles.

Mary McWilliams told The Register that she arrived for an appointment to find smoke surrounding the area and auto alarms going off. Two of the injured people had unknown injuries, and the third person suffered smoke-inhalation, according to officials.

Orange County Fire Authority Chief Brian Fennessy said children at a daycare across the street were not injured. The opposite girl was bleeding from her head.

"When I was playing outside I heard the big crash, I thought it was a garbage truck but it was a building that smashed", his son, 6-year-old Kingston, said, according to the station.

Children and staff at the nearby Academy on the Hills preschool initially sheltered in place while the investigation continued, but children were later evacuated to a nearby Target parking lot so they could be reunited with their parents.

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