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Row house collapses in Philadelphia, injuring 8

Updated 2:10 p.m. ET

PHILADELPHIA Eight people, including two children, were injured following a row home explosion and collapse in Philadelphia Monday morning.

CBS station KYW reports that a helicopter crew saw one row collapsed and two other homes partially collapsed following what witnesses are calling an explosion in a South Philadelphia neighborhood.

Investigators say six adults and two children were injured. Seven were taken to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital; one was taken to Hahnemann University Hospital. One of the children was reportedly injured by flying glass.

An official with the Philadelphia Fire Department said one of the homes was currently be rehabbed. A worker in the basement of one of the homes was seriously injured. Authorities say the unidentified worker was taken to Hahnemann in critical condition.

Crews with the Philadelphia Gas Works were at the scene shortly after the collapse to turn off gas service to the area.

Neighbors said they heard a loud rumble and a strong odor of gas was noticeable shortly after the collapse.

Fire officials say the incident was placed under control before 12:30 p.m. and confirm all victims have been accounted for.

Police have several blocks in the area shut down as a precaution and have evacuated neighboring homes.

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