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Minneapolis school collapse

Three people are unaccounted for after an explosion and collapse at a Minneapolis school


Updated August 02, 2017 12:53 PM EDT

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.

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.

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