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Eight people treated for non-life threatening injuries after Ottawa gas explosion

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February 13, 2023
By The Canadian Press

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Paramedics say they are treating eight people for non-life-threatening injuries after an explosion caused by a gas leak in east Ottawa.

Fire crews say the explosion Monday morning leveled multiple homes under construction in the suburb of Orleans.

Paramedics say one man has been sent to hospital in stable condition.

Ottawa Fire Services say firefighters used chainsaws to cut through the wreckage to rescue one person, who was in stable condition and talking.

Ottawa police say roads are closed in the area.


Police are directing people displaced by the explosion to two nearby meeting points.


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