Numerous injuries reported in gas explosion in downtown Fort Worth

Explosion reported at Sandman Hotel

Possible gas explosion in Ft. Worth (KSAT 2024)

FORT WORTH, Texas – Nearly a dozen people were injured in a gas explosion Monday afternoon in downtown Fort Worth.

According to the Fort Worth Fire Department, 11 people were injured, including one critical and two in serious condition. One person is still unaccounted for.

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The explosion at the Sandman Hotel on Houston Street was reported around 3:30 p.m., officials said.

Aerial footage showed debris from the hotel scattered across downtown streets as authorities urged people to avoid the area. Video showed what appeared to be large sections of a building in the middle of the street.

Fort Worth City Councilman Carlos Flores posted on Facebook that there had been a gas leak and an explosion, although fire officials haven’t confirmed that the leak caused the blast.

Fire crews were still working on extinguishing the fire and evacuating the building.

We’ll update this story was new details come in.

Editor’s Note: The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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