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UC Berkeley explosion leaves some injured; campus evacuated

September 30, 2013|By Robert J. Lopez
  • Police at Berkeley campus after explosion Monday.
Police at Berkeley campus after explosion Monday. (Robin Abacarian / Los Angeles…)

An explosion tore through a building on the UC Berkeley campus Monday evening, injuring some people and forcing a campuswide evacuation, officials said.

The explosion took place at California Hall about 6:30 p.m. and resulted in "a few" victims with minor injuries, a university spokesman said.

He said one person was taken to a hospital.

The entire campus was evacuated. The explosion followed a power outage that was reported about 4:30 p.m.

No other details were immediately available.

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