At 9:53 this morning, there was an explosion in the Mega City Mall. Authorities are currently working to clear the site of the explosion in order to properly investigate the incident.
According to the police report from the Mega City Police Department, there were two fatalities and less than 100 injuries reported. The injured have been dispersed among both St. Mercy and Jean-Luc hospitals. Injures are reported to be consistent with fire and smoke inhalation.
Mall custodian, Madison Hartman, explained that she had been cleaning in the foodcourt when she heard a loud boom and was immediately hit by a chair that had flew through the air. The chair hit her in the color bone causing a compound-fracture. After she was knocked to the ground, she said she got up and ran for the nearest exit.
Hartman said, “I didn’t see anything suspicious before I started cleaning and nothing seemed out of the ordinary.” She is currently being treated at St. Mercy Hospital.
Capt. Fuglsang of the MCPD stated that the building will be closed until the “structural integrity is assessed.” To the captain’s knowledge, this is an isolated incident and will be investigated as such. Homeland Security has also been informed of the situation and is en route to investigate alongside the MCPD.
As of now, this is all we know. Capt. Fuglsang will address the public again this afternoon at 2 p.m. with updated information.
The Mega City Mall sends it’s condolences to the victims families and will be present if needed to assist the public in this tragedy.