Explosion collapses part of apartment building near Atlanta

Damage to an apartment building is seen following an explosion, Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, in Dunwoody, Ga., just outside of Atlanta. (AP Photo/Ben Gray)

DUNWOODY, Ga. (AP) — An explosion collapsed part of a building at an apartment complex in suburban Atlanta, rendering the three-story complex unstable and leaving at least one person injured.

The Dunwoody Police Department wrote on social media that they received a report of an explosion at Arrive Apartments shortly before 1:30 p.m.

Photos from the scene show part of a building collapsed into heaps.

Police said the cause of the explosion is under investigation.

Eboni Thornton said that she heard a loud noise and then saw the leasing office was collapsed.

Thornton said she saw a couple people limping and bleeding and being carried out of the rubble.


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