Eleven injured after explosion destroys three homes

CLEVELAND (AP) - Authorities say an explosion destroyed three
homes in Cleveland, damaged at least 12 others and injured at least
11 people, though none seriously.
The blast around 8 a.m. Wednesday demolished an apparently
unoccupied home on the city's east side, leaving a hole. Only the
chimney remained at an adjacent home, while another had just one
wall standing.
Authorities who ordered an evacuation of the area say they're
concerned about leaking natural gas. City and federal authorities
are trying to determine the cause of the blast.
Fire department spokesman Larry Gray says the injuries were
minor, mostly burns. MetroHealth Medical Center says it received
six adults and five children from the scene.
People living in suburbs at least 10 miles away say they felt
the explosion.

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