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Explosion, campus-wide power outage at UC Berkeley

10:12 PM, Sep 30, 2013   |    comments
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BERKELEY, Calif. -- An explosion has been reported on the University of California at Berkeley Monday evening and the campus has been ordered to evacuate, emergency officials said.

A power outage was reported earlier in the evening and classes were canceled and students were told to suspend lab activity and leave the academic buildings, campus emergency officials said.

Then shortly before 7 p.m., an explosion was reported near Sather Tower, Berkeley acting fire Chief Gil Dong said.

Four ambulances are responding to the incident but Dong did not have information about how many people had been injured or what the extent of their injuries was.
Campus emergency officials said that the campus is being evacuated.

The cause of the power outage and explosion have not been determined, Dong said.


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