Homes Collapse in Philadelphia; At Least 8 Sent to Hospitals

PHILADELPHIA — Row houses were reduced to rubble when an apparent explosion rocked a Philadelphia neighborhood Monday, sending at least eight people to hospitals.


Aerial footage of the scene showed a large pile of rubble between two buildings. (KYW)

Witnesses told CNN affiliate KYW that they smelled gas after the blast.

“I was sitting in the house and I heard a big bang,” Mike McGraw told KYW. “The door slammed and the TV went out.”

His son, Mike McGraw Jr., said he saw the buckled buildings and watched firefighters hose down a man who had been burned.

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