|State attorney: Charges possible in jail explosion|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
PENSACOLA — Criminal negligence charges are possible in a Florida jail explosion case if investigators find authorities failed to evacuate the building after smelling gas, a state attorney overseeing the investigation told The Associated Press.
The April 30 explosion at the Escambia County Jail killed two inmates, paralyzed a detention officer and injured about 200 others.
There were 600 inmates in the jail when the explosion ripped through the bottom floor, a day after heavy rains left two feet of water in the building’s basement.
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