Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Possible gas blast on New York college campus hurts seven faculty

A possible natural gas explosion blew out windows of a historic building at Nyack College north of New York City on Tuesday, injuring seven faculty members, a Rockland County sheriff's spokesman said.

"The whole first floor got blown out - shrapnel and glass flew everywhere," William Barbera, chief of the sheriff's patrol, told Reuters.

After the explosion, which occurred at about noon (1600 GMT), fire and bomb investigators rushed to the campus in Nyack, about 30 miles north of New York City.