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A building has collapsed in downtown Durham after what seems to be a gas explosion. The area affected is near Morgan Imports. The building is currently on fire on North Duke Street between Morgan and Main Streets. Emergency responders are on the scene.

According to Indy Week, the explosion occurred at Kaffeinate, a coffee shop at 115 North Duke Street.

At least five people were critically injured and transported to the hospital, according to Durham Emergency Management Director Jim Groves.

Many people are offering their firsthand accounts on social media:


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