Three people are unaccounted for after a Minneapolis school collapsed Wednesday morning, officials said. Five people have been transported to the hospital, with one evaluated and released.
A natural gas explosion caused a school to collapse in Minneapolis, NBC News first reported. The Minneapolis Fire Department initially reported that there was one fatality, but later said it wasn't confirmed. Rescue efforts are underway to assist those who may be trapped in the rubble.
1 fatality reported and at least persons trapped beneath collapse reported. Crews extinguishing fire, searching for victims and extricating.— Minneapolis Fire (@MinneapolisFire) August 2, 2017
According to Fox 9, the gas leak occurred at Minnehaha Academy Upper School, a private Christian school serving students from preschool to 12th grade.
St. Paul crews and paramedics have been also been deployed.