tinyfav.com February 23, 2018

Two dead in school blast

04 August 2017, 12:38 | Myrtle Vega

Firefighters at the scene of an apparent explosion at Minnehaha Academy in Minneapolis Wednesday Aug. 2 2017. Courtesy of KARE 11

Firefighters at the scene of an apparent explosion

The private Christian school serves students from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade.

Minneapolis Fire Chief John Fruetel says he's hopeful Carlson is alive. Our focus at this time is making the area safe.

Officials at a private school in Minneapolis have identified the employee who was killed in a natural gas explosion on campus, as well as a second worker who remains missing.

Day said the Minnehaha Academy community is very tight knit - and obviously concerned about who may still be inside.

'John Carlson was Minnehaha's biggest cheerleader and a long-time presence in the school.

Within seconds of the powerful explosion, residents poured onto sidewalks and front lawns, stunned at the burning pile of rubble that moments before was a century-old school building.

"Along with the blast taking out a significant chunk of the building, walls still standing had their window frames popped out". One person was evaluated and released.

The fire dept. says the person killed and the person unaccounted for are staff members. The company said it was working with fire investigators. Seven people were admitted to the hospital. Rescuers recovered their bodies from the rubble hours after the explosion.

All parts of the school that hadn't collapsed were inspected and cleared, Tyner said.

Dr. James Miner, chief of Emergency Medicine for HCMC, said during a news conference that this is something the hospital trains for and they were well prepared for the aftermath of Wednesday's explosion.

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton said in a statement that his office is in constant contact with the school.

Discovery Communications Inc. (DISCK) Analysts See $0.69 EPS
TheStreet raised Discovery Communications from a "c+" rating to a "b-" rating in a research note on Thursday, April 20th. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its stake in shares of Discovery Communications by 1.9% in the fourth quarter.

BBCI: Trump to sign bill imposing fresh sanctions on Russian Federation
Lawmakers want to send the message that President Donald Trump will work with the European Union to dampen Russian aggression. Bob Corker , R-Tennessee, said in a statement .

Sony sees recovery with a almost quadrupling of profit
Bloomberg reports that Sony now controls roughly 50% of the world market for image sensors, up from about 40% in 2015 . This significant increase was primarily due to increases in Financial Services and Semiconductors segment sales .

A section of Minnehaha Academy collapsed after an explosion Wednesday morning.

The Hennepin County Emergency Management confirms that natural gas from contracted construction caused the school explosion.

"Various agencies will be on site this morning to pinpoint exactly how this happened", the fire department's assistant chief, Bryan Tyner, said on Thursday.

It appeared that no children were hurt in the incident and that all students and other staff members were eventually "accounted for and safe", officials said.

According to city records, Minneapolis issued a permit for Master Mechanical, Inc., to work on the building, CBS Minneapolis reports. He graduated from Minnehaha Academy in 1953 and sent his own kids there before returning himself after retirement.

"It would have been dramatically worse. we were pretty lucky in that sense", he said.

Three people were initially reported as missing but one person was found around noon, uninjured.

Firefighters distinguished a blaze and were looking in the collapsed part of the building for people who might have been trapped, he said.

The school's campuses reopen on August 23. Three people were rescued from the school's roof, the Associated Press reported.

They exited the building out a back door, and that's when he said he saw how severe it was.

She and several other neighbors praised the rapid response of fire and police crews. The conditions of those transported were not immediately known.

Other News

Trending Now

John Boyega: Star Wars 8's Sendoff For Carrie Fisher Is 'Amazing'
The Last Jedi being the second film in the Star Wars sequel trilogy, there was some concern Leia's story would be unfulfilled. Abrams' Star Wars: The Force Awakens opposite her mother, the late Carrie Fisher.

GPD responds to President Trump's remarks
GPD rejects President Trump's remarks concerning the treatment of prisoners via Twitter and Facebook. The president was in his home state talking about the fight against violent gangs like MS-13.

Microsoft's Making it Easier to Buy Surface Hardware, Including Hub
The Surface Plus for Business program offers enterprise-grade services and support, and the other benefits as seen below. Surface Plus for Business lets SMBs add as many devices as needed, and a mix of models, to a single agreement.

Usain Bolt Rival Andre De Grasse Suffers Hamstring Tear
A loss in his going-away party? The sprinter star canadian has withdrawn from the iaaf world Championships in London, Wednesday. These are the Bolt Legacy Spikes made exclusively for London and they have design details from key moments in his journey.

Kobach: The Immigration System Needs to Protect American Workers and Taxpayers
"This is probably our third or fourth visit to the Oval Office to work with President Trump ", Cotton told reporters. It's inspired by the systems now used in Canada and Australia, Perdue's office said .

Kenya: Elections official found dead a week before elections
The political protests and the ethnic violence that followed killed more than 1,200 people and forced another 600,000 to flee. In an apparently unconnected incident, the residence of Deputy President William Ruto came under attack over the weekend .

Trump says he won't stop tweeting
The president's personal lawyers might want to tell him that's not how it works - and the president might want to listen. Trump has already come under criticism for steps he has taken to challenge and undercut the Russian Federation probe.

Irate 'Pokemon Go Fest' Attendees File Lawsuit Against Developer Niantic
A group of Pokémon Go Fest attendees have filed a class-action lawsuit against the game's developer Niantic . Niantic has said that they "do not comment on pending legal matters".

Graham: Military options are 'inevitable if North Korea continues'
He said China had a particular role to play, as it accounted for 90 per cent of trade with the Communist nation. North Korea launched its second ICBM on Friday , which happens to be its 14th missile test this year.

US Vacates Russia Compounds Targeted Over Sanctions
The legislation will also limit the president's ability to lift the sanctions against Russian Federation on his own. It also froze two embassy compounds - a Moscow summer house and a storage facility in the city - from August 1.