UC Berkeley explosion leaves some injured; campus evacuated

By Robert J. Lopez

10:41 PM EDT, September 30, 2013


An explosion tore through a building on the UC Berkeley campus Monday evening, injuring some people and forcing a campuswide evacuation, officials said.

The explosion took place at California Hall about 6:30 p.m. and resulted in "a few" victims with minor injuries, a university spokesman said.

He said one person was taken to a hospital.

The entire campus was evacuated. The explosion followed a power outage that was reported about 4:30 p.m.

No other details were immediately available.


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