Two seriously injured victims from an explosion at a hospital near Waco have been transported to Parkland Hospital's Burn Unit for treatment in Dallas, according to a spokeswoman from the hospital.
At least 12 people were injured after an explosion about 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday at a construction site at Coryell Memorial Hospital in Gatesville, Texas, which is about 40 miles west of Waco.
One construction worker died from his injuries, while nine of the injured victims were taken to Baylor Scott & White Hospital in Temple, a hospital spokesperson told KBTX-TV.
Two of the most seriously injured victims were adult men. They were flown from scene to Parkland Hospital late Tuesday afternoon. Both are listed in critical condition, according to Elizabeth Valles, a media specialist for Parkland Hospital.
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No details were released about the extent of the victims' injuries.
The injured evacuated from Coryell Memorial were transported to other area hospitals and nearby churches in Gatesville, authorities said. About 50 nursing home patients in the area near the hospital were evacuated to nearby churches, according to the Austin-Travis County EMS.
The cause of the explosion is still under investigation, but the building did partially collapse and force emergency responders to work an active fire, KCENTV.com reported.