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      Florida jail explosion kills 2, injures dozens

      {}{} PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) -- A county spokeswoman says two people were killed in a gas explosion at the jail in Pensacola, Florida, and more than 100 others were injured.{}{} Kathleen Castro, the county's public information manager, says the explosion happened around 11 p.m. CDT Wednesday in a booking facility at the Escambia County jail. The blast also injured 100 to 150 inmates and corrections officers and caused the building to partially collapse.{}{} She says about 600 inmates were in the building at the time.{}{} Castro said she didn't know if flooding in the area was a factor but says the jail did get extensive flooding during heavy rains that drenched the region Tuesday and Wednesday.
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