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Shopping Mall Explosion in Waukegan Illinois

Filed under: Cities,Local News — Tags: , , , — Paddy Wallbouncer @ 2:45 pm 2008 February 28

An Explosion ripped through a shopping mall in Waukegan Illinois suburb of Chicago. Police have evacuated entire blocks around the explosion as cars and firefighters are assessing the situation. Reports currently are no fatalities but they’ve confirmed that nine people are injured. Firefighters on the scene, fear gas leaks and with that, have evacuated entire blocks and closed streets around the explosion. Police chief Bill Biang says “It appears to be a [natural] gas explosion at this time.

The explosion seems to have originated at Cleopatra’s Unisex hair salon at 1926 Grand Avenue where five of the nine injured were located. They believe there may be one more person trapped. Other stores affected were Tuxedo World, Cellular Concepts, and a travel agency.

Fortunately, it does not appear that there have been any fatalities. The explosion happened at about 12:30 local time.

We’ll keep you informed of this and other entertaining news.

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Wakegan fire department

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