21 People Wounded in Texas Hotel Explosion

21 People Wounded in Texas Hotel Explosion
21 People Wounded in Texas Hotel Explosion
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At the time of the explosion, 26 rooms were occupied, and a number of individuals in the basement required assistance for evacuation.

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The Fort Worth Fire Department (FWFD) reported that a gas explosion at a hotel in Texas resulted in injuries to at least 21 individuals.

Officials reported receiving notifications of an incident described as an explosion occurring within the Sandman Signature hotel located in downtown Fort Worth, shortly after 3:30 pm local time. Local media sources indicated that portions of the building’s exterior, spanning at least two floors, were forcefully propelled onto the street and into an adjacent parking lot.

The spokesperson for the FWFD, said that it is premature to determine if the explosion was caused by a gas leak despite its occurrence.

The FWFD official stated that downtown has a gas odor, and it is uncertain whether the explosion or the fire caused the gas smell or if the gas smell caused the explosion.

The fire department reported that at the time of the explosion, 26 rooms were occupied, and a number of individuals in the basement required assistance for evacuation.

Josh Babb, co-founder of Musume restaurant, stated that three of the injured individuals were employees of the restaurant located within the hotel. He mentioned that Musume was fortunate to be closed at the time of the explosion, resulting in no customers being present and only a limited number of staff members on duty.

According to the hotel’s website, the property, which has 245 rooms, was constructed in 1920 and is currently included in the National Register of Historic Places.

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Harry Johnson

Harry Johnson has been the assignment editor for eTurboNews for mroe than 20 years. He lives in Honolulu, Hawaii, and is originally from Europe. He enjoys writing and covering the news.

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