An explosion at a shopping centre in the U.S. state of Florida injured 20 people in a loud blast that could be felt for kilometres around.
The Plantation Fire Department said that the police force wished to alert locals of their activity in the area and requested that people avoid the area.
The explosion sent large pieces of debris almost 100 yards across the street from the shopping center, according to USA Today.
Police said they were working on what is believed to be a gas explosion.
Windows were shattered and debris was scattered throughout the area and parking lot. Windows were blown out of an LA Fitness.
Roy Ramos, who identified himself as a reporter from local news channel Local 10, wrote on Twitter that the building where the explosion occurred had been "destroyed", and that people nearby had felt their buildings shake.
"We're very much relieved that, considering the debris field and considering how we found the patients and where we found them, the injuries are not as severe as we would have thought they would be", said Gordon.More news: Crowd Chants 'Equal Pay' After U.S
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Multiple storefronts were impacted by the blast, with 21 injured, including two seriously, according to Plantation Fire Rescue spokesman, Joel Gordon.
One person wrote: "My jaw is dropped".
"Everything looks OK", she said. Authorities have shut off the gas to the area surrounding the blast. Gordon confirmed the building was cleared to open for business Sunday.
Dozens of firefighters responded and could be seen picking through the rubble with dogs sniffing through the debris to make sure people weren't trapped underneath.
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"As bad it was, it could have been a lot worse", he said.