Three people injured after explosion at NYC high school
A gas line explosion at a New York high school on Thursday injured three construction workers, one critically, authorities said.
The explosion occurred at about 8 p.m. EDT at John F. Kennedy High School in New York’s Bronx borough while construction work was going on in a sixth-floor laboratory, a police spokesman said.
A fire department spokesman said all three of the injured were taken to Jacobi Medical Center, two with non-life-threatening injuries.
The police spokesman said there was damage to two non-load-bearing walls. The New York school year starts on Sept. 9.
(Reporting by Ian Simpson in Washington; Editing by Eric Beech and Paul Tait)
Watch footage taken from the scene after the explosion, as posted by WNBC-TV, below.