Explosion in Virginia Saturday Morning

An explosion in Harrisonburg, Virginia Saturday morning has left three people injured, including a student at James Madison University (JMU).

According to the Daily News-Record, an explosion occurred at a shopping center around 8:30 a.m. Two of the victims sustained serious injuries and were flown to the University of Virginia Medical Center, while the other victim was taken to Sentara RMH Medical Center.

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) tweeted the incident was the result of a gas explosion, however, officials are still working to confirm what caused the fire.

“My team and I are closely monitoring the situation in Harrisonburg after a gas explosion this morning,” Northam said on Twitter.Residents as far as 13 miles away say they felt or heard the explosion.

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