'Gas explosion' at Dunwoody apartments in Atlanta 'leaves several people injured and others trapped in building'

AN ATLANTA apartment complex collapsed after a gas line reportedly exploded on Sunday, injuring three people.

Emergency personnel responded to the chaotic scene at 2000 Asbury Square in Dunwoody after the explosion left rubble and loose rock strewn across the parking lot.

Dunwoody Police announced via Twitter: "At 1:24pm, we received calls regarding an explosion at the Arrive Apartments.

"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."

Three people have been injured so far, and others were trapped inside the building.

Officer Robert Parsons told Fox News that one person had been taken to the hospital with "severe burns."

He added that officers entering the building found a "strong odor of gas."

Another officer told Channel 2 Action News that the explosion "fairly well blew the building to pieces."

Police are investigating the source of the explosion.

Roads around the building have been closed down.

Read our Dunwoody apartments "explosion" live blog for the very latest news and updates…

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