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Video: Explosion injures 1 near Los Angeles

An ambulance. (Monkey Business Images/Dreamstime/TNS)
March 25, 2024

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department informed the media that an alleged “vehicle explosion” caused one person to be injured Sunday in Compton, California.

According to CBS News Los Angeles, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said the incident took place shortly after 7 p.m. on Sunday in the 1000 block of West 131st Street. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department described the incident as a “vehicle explosion.”

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While the cause of the explosion has not yet been disclosed, deputies with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department told CBS News that the Arson Explosives Investigation team had responded to the scene of the explosion.

CBS News reported that Sunday’s explosion incident is currently under investigation. At this time, authorities have not released any information regarding the condition of the victim who was injured as a result of the car explosion.

A video provided by CBS News Los Angeles shows the charred remains from Sunday’s car explosion.

The explosion in Compton joins a growing list of vehicle explosions that have led to injuries in recent months. In December, an 18-wheeler tractor-trailer crashed into the Maple Avenue railroad bridge in Glenville, New York. The 18-wheeler, which was carrying compressed natural gas, sparked an explosion that led to flames shooting as high as 200 feet into the air.

At the time of the 18-wheeler explosion, Town Supervisor Chris Koetzle told WNYT, “It’s a significant explosion. It’s by far the worst bridge hit — by far.” The New York Post reported that the massive fire caused by the December explosion resulted in multiple power outages throughout the weekend and led to people evacuating from their homes.

WNYT reported the driver, who was identified as 60-year-old Sylvester Basil Jr., suffered third-degree burns on his face and hands and was transported to a local medical center for treatment.