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Multiple injured at Georgia apartment complex explosion

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An apparent explosion rocked an apartment complex in Georgia Sunday afternoon — causing multiple injuries and trapping some residents, according to local reports and witnesses.

The blast occurred at Arrive Perimeter apartment complex in Dunwoody, where videos from the scene shared on social media showed severe structural damage to the building.

According to several residents of the Arrive Perimeter apartment complex, the blast went off around 1:20 p.m.
According to several residents of the Arrive Perimeter apartment complex, the blast went off around 1:20 p.m.
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As of now, there are no confirmed fatalities, though several people on social media have said there were a lot of people inside the apartment building.
As of now, there are no confirmed fatalities, though several people on social media have said there were a lot of people inside the apartment building.
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Police are still looking into what caused the explosion.
Police are still looking into what caused the explosion.
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There are multiple injuries, a police spokeswoman told CBS 46, though details were unclear. It’s also not known whether there are any fatalities.

The cause remains under investigation, according to the Dunwoody Police Department, who confirmed the explosion in a tweet.

“At 1:24 pm, we received calls regarding an explosion at the Arrive Apartments,” police wrote. “We are on scene with the Dekalb Co. and Sandy Springs Fire Dept. This is a very active scene and the cause of the explosion is under investigation.”

 Arrive Perimeter apartment complex in Dunwoody prior to the explosion.
Arrive Perimeter apartment complex in Dunwoody prior to the explosion.
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According to police, the site of the explosion is still "very active" while they try and rescue the people who were trapped by debris.
According to police, the site of the explosion is still “very active” while they try and rescue the people who were trapped by debris.
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Neighboring police departments have issued an alert to drivers to try and find an alternate route as surrounding roadways are closed.
Neighboring police departments have issued an alert to drivers to try and find an alternate route as surrounding roadways are closed.
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One Twitter user claimed that there are people trapped inside.

The scene remains “very active” according to Dunwoody police. Updates are expected from the Dekalb County Fire Rescue.

Neighboring response teams from Brookhaven asked drivers to clear the roadways to the area.

Brookhaven Alert: Brookhaven PD assisting with building collapse in Dunwoody on Asbury Sq. off Perimeter Center N. All surrounding roadways closed. Seek alternate routes. Leave roadways clear for emergency vehicles.



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