A “large explosion” at a Kentucky UPS hub sent at least eight people to the hospital Wednesday, with two suffering from non life-threatening injuries while the remaining six were brought only as a precaution.
Authorities at the scene in Lexington, Ky., claimed the explosion was “accidental” and made no allusions to possible terrorist activity, Fox News reported. Roughly a dozen people were taken to the hospital, according to the Associated Press.
BREAKING: Fire official tells news outlets about a dozen people getting medical attention after explosion at Kentucky UPS hub.
— The Associated Press (@AP) May 30, 2018
Lexington fire battalion Chief Jason Wells said the explosion caused substantial structural damage to the vehicle maintenance facility, and there were small fires around the building when authorities arrived.
Out at UPS Freight on Blue Sky Parkway. Around 20 emergency crews have responded to an explosion. Looks like it happened at the rear of the business. pic.twitter.com/T1pIPKR6gX
— HLpublicsafety (@HLpublicsafety) May 30, 2018
This post will be updated as the situation develops.
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