Injuries reported after blast at Veterans hospital in Connecticut

(Reuters) - Officials are investigating an explosion at a Veterans Affairs hospital in West Haven, Connecticut that has caused multiple injuries, a spokesman for the state police said on Friday. 'There are reported injuries,' Trooper Josue Dorelus said about the blast at West Haven VA Medical Center. 'However, the extent of those injuries is not known at this time.' The state police and other officials plan to hold a news conference to provide details at 2 p.m

Reuters November 14, 2020 00:11:38 IST
Injuries reported after blast at Veterans hospital in Connecticut

Injuries reported after blast at Veterans hospital in Connecticut

(Reuters) - Officials are investigating an explosion at a Veterans Affairs hospital in West Haven, Connecticut that has caused multiple injuries, a spokesman for the state police said on Friday.

"There are reported injuries," Trooper Josue Dorelus said about the blast at West Haven VA Medical Center. "However, the extent of those injuries is not known at this time."

The state police and other officials plan to hold a news conference to provide details at 2 p.m. EST

The Connecticut State Police said earlier on Twitter that detectives from its fire and explosion unit were dispatched to the hospital to assist local fire marshals with the reported explosion.

When asked for further details, the state police referred Reuters to the West Haven Police Department, which did not immediately respond to a message seeking comment. Fire officials in West Haven also could not be reached for comment.

(Reporting by Nathan Layne in Wilton, Connecticut; Editing by Dan Grebler and Paul Simao)

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