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4 injured in gas explosion at Miami-area high-rise

SUNNY ISLES BEACH, Fla.-- Numerous people were injured in an explosion at a Sunny Isles Beach building in Florida on Friday, reports CBS Miami.

Fire officials say a gas leak caused an explosion in the boiler room of a penthouse at a Miami-area high-rise, injuring at least four people.

Muria Serrano, public information officer for Miami-Dade Fire Rescue, says two people were taken by air to a trauma center.

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Scene of an explosion in Florida. CBS Miami

The explosion happened Friday at the top of a high-rise residence in Sunny Isles Beach, a city about 20 miles north of Miami.

Around noon, fire rescue trucks could be seen near the Chateau Beach Residences building.

CBS Miami's chopper was over the scene as a section of the top of the building could be seen apparently collapsed near a room that looked like a boiler room.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated.

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