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US: Explosion Rocks Wisconsin Town after Natural Gas Main Struck

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An explosion rocked the downtown area in a suburb of Madison, Wisconsin, with a police saying no deaths were reported although the authorities will be searching buildings.

Lt. Kevin Konopacki said two firefighters and a police officer were injured Tuesday in Sun Prairie when the blast occurred. He says some civilians suffered minor injuries but none needed to be hospitalized.

He didn't know the exact number of civilians hurt.

The explosion happened after a contractor struck a natural gas main. Firefighters and police in the community of about 30,000 had responded and Konopacki said an evacuation was underway when the blast occurred.

Meanwhile, a WE Energies spokeswoman said workers for a contractor apparently punctured a natural gas main, sending gas leaking into a building ahead of the explosion.

Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team