Authorities: Multiple People Trapped In Explosion In Nyack cbsloc.al/1b0DTME
— CBS New York (@CBSNewYork) June 4, 2013
A gas explosion at Nyack College, in South Nyack, New York has left multiple people injured, reports Lohud.com. First responders are on scene and the Nyack Fire Department are being aided by departments from surrounding areas.
This is a breaking story so please stay tuned for updates.
Here's what we know so far...
1. The Explosion is Consistent With a Natural Gas Explosion
— Sarah Armaghan (@ArmaghanS) June 4, 2013
ABC New York are reporting that the explosion is "consistent" with a regular natural gas explosion. Other reports from the scene say that doors and windows to the building were blown out by the force of the explosion.
2. "A Lot of People Hurt" Says Nyack Mayor
South Nyack Mayor Bonnie Christian is on scene and has said:
There’s a lot of people hurt, there’s a lot of people injured. We got ambulances up here galore.
6 staff members, 1 student injured in natural gas explosion according to officials on the scene of #NyackCollege.
— Blaise Gomez (@BlaiseGomez12) June 4, 2013
Reports say that everybody has now been accounted for.
3. The Explosion Happened in a Building Damaged During Hurricane Sandy
It's reported that the explosion happened at the "Sky Island Lodge" on the campus, the home of the school's Academic Success Center. The lodge was damaged during Hurricane Sandy.
— NewsBreaker (@NewsBreaker) June 4, 2013
— MyFoxNY.com (@MyFoxNY) June 4, 2013
4. The FBI Are Investigating
FBI investigating an explosion in a mansion on the campus of Nyack College in Rockland County NY (via @eyewitnessnyc)
— New York Post Metro (@nypmetro) June 4, 2013
5. Nyack is an Evangelical Christian College
Nyack college is located in upstate New York:
It prides itself as being the "most diverse Christian college in the US."