Blast Rocks Florida Jail

By NBC News

Published 05/01 2014 12:34PM

Updated 05/01 2014 12:37PM

(NBC News)  Two people are dead and more than 100 are injured after an apparent gas explosion at a Florida jail.

The blast occurred around 11 p.m. Wednesday at the Escambia County Jail booking center in Pensacola.

Two inmates were killed and between 100 and 150 injuries were reported, a number of them corrections officers.

A total of 600 inmates that were housed here in the jail. Those that weren't injured have been transferred to other nearby corrections facilities.

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