Gas Explosion Levels Massachusetts Buildings; Several Hurt
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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - A natural gas explosion in one of New England's biggest cities on Friday destroyed two buildings but didn't kill anyone, authorities said.
Firefighters and gas company workers were among more than a dozen injured people, they said.
The explosion in a downtown area of Springfield, 90 miles west of Boston, blew out all windows in a three-block radius, leaving three more buildings damaged beyond repair and prompting emergency workers to evacuate a six-story apartment building that was buckling.