Three people died and four injured in a gas station explosion in Virginia on Friday, May 10, authorities have confirmed.
Responders arrived at the scene in Buena Vista, Virginia due to the blast that went off at approx. 9:50 a.m., police said. The fire has since been put out.
Virginia State Police Sgt. Rick Garletts released a statement about the blast to ABC News.
Rick said authorities are investigating what triggered the explosion and as per the report, it does not appear suspicious in nature at this time.
At least four people were transported to the hospital after an explosion at a gas station in Buena Vista, Virginia. The fire was extinguished after several agencies responded to the scene. https://t.co/gYaBLE05A8 pic.twitter.com/oIaKLxK1gY
— ABC News (@ABC) May 10, 2019
Rockbridge County Fire Chief Nathan Ramsey said that four individuals were found to be hurt and the two people were discovered in the aftermath.
The injured people were rushed for treatments to the Carilion Stonewall Jackson Hospital in Lexington City. The condition of the victims is unknown.
The officers initially found two bodies at the scene but later on Saturday, one more body was recovered.
The dead bodies have been taken for the autopsies in Roanoke. The incident doesn't appear suspicious.
The nearby elementary school was also evacuated after the explosion.
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