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Explosion, building collapse injures at least 8 in Chicago

Explosion, building collapse injures at least 8 in Chicago
Posted at 12:51 PM, Aug 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-30 09:33:07-04

CHICAGO (RNN) - At least eight people suffered serious-to-critical injuries from the collapse of the roof on a water treatment plant Thursday.

The Chicago Tribune reported an explosion happened around 11 a.m. CT that caused the partial collapse at Calumet Water Reclamation Plant, located on the south side of the city. Larry Merritt, a Chicago Fire Department spokesman, the eight have been taken to nearby hospitals.

The agency that runs the plant stated the explosion happened in the sludge concentration building. 

No cause has been reported. 

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