‘Like the World was Ending’: Shopping Plaza Blast Injures 21

Though firefighters found ruptured gas lines afterward, authorities said it was too early to determine a cause.

  • Published 6 July 2019

PLANTATION, Fla. (AP) — A vacant pizza restaurant exploded in a thundering roar at a South Florida shopping plaza, injuring more than 20 people as large chunks of concrete flew through the air. The blast flung debris widely along a busy road in Plantation, west of Fort Lauderdale. The restaurant was destroyed, and nearby businesses and cars were damaged. Though firefighters found ruptured gas lines afterward, authorities said it was too early to determine a… Read at AP News