2 Dead, More Than 150 Injured In Florida Jail Explosion

2 Dead, More Than 150 Injured In Florida Jail Explosion
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At least two people have died with more than 150 others injured after a gas explosion at a Florida jail, authorities said, tying the blast to recent flooding in the region.

The explosion happened around 11 p.m. at the Escambia County Central Booking and Detention Facility in Pensacola, county spokeswoman Kathleen Dough-Castro said.

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There’s no word at this point on whether the victims are inmates or guards, Pensacola Police Officer Maria Landy told ABC News Radio.

The injured – 155 inmates and guards in total – have been taken to area hospitals, most of them with minor injuries. About 600 uninjured prisoners were evacuated by bus and transferred to othe…………… continues on ABC News

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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Takes Leave of Absence as Photo Emerges
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Toronto’s crack-smoking Mayor Rob Ford announced Wednesday he is taking a leave of absence after a new photo emerged showing the troubled politician with a copper pipe.

The image was a taken from a video that shows Ford smoking, inhaling and “frantically shaking his right hand,” according to the Globe and Mail. The Canadian newspaper said its reporters had watched the footage and confirmed it had purchased five photos.

NBC News could not independently confirm the existence or content of the tape.

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The Globe and Mail published still photos of the incident and alleg…………… continues on NBCNews.com

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