Washington: 5 injured in the US shopping center gas explosion. Five people were injured in a gas explosion at a shopping center in the US state of Virginia, according to officials.5 injured in the US shopping center gas explosion. The incident took place on Saturday at the two-story shopping center, which is just a few blocks west of the James Madison University campus in Harrisonburg, reports Xinhua news agency.
Describing the incident as a “complete loss”, Michael Parks, a spokesman for the city said at a news conference that a three-alarm fire spread to at least two other commercial buildings.
Among the injured were three James Madison University students, local media reports said.
One of the students reportedly received treatment at a hospital, while the other two were treated and released at the scene.
Virginia Governor Ralph Northam tweeted that the incident was a “gas explosion”.