Gas explosion injures 100 inmates, guards at Florida prison

by Reuters
Thursday, 1 May 2014 08:01 GMT

May 1 (Reuters) - More than 100 inmates and guards were injured late on Wednesday at a jail in northern Florida in what appeared to be a gas explosion, an official said.

The blast struck the four-story Escambia County Jail's central booking facility, which holds roughly 600 inmates, at about 11 p.m., said county spokeswoman Kathleen Castro. No deaths or fugitives were reported. (Reporting by Eric M. Johnson in Seattle; Editing by John Stonestreet)


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