Escambia County Jail explosion latest update

Updated: Thursday, May 1 2014, 07:34 PM CDT
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ESCAMBIA COUNTY  --  Two people are dead about 184 people were injured after a partial building collapse at the Escambia County Jail.
Channel Threes Bob Solarski is at the Escambia County Jail and joins us with where things stand right now.

The injured included inmates and corrections officers.
Two male inmates and one corrections officer are still in the hospital with injuries.
All others have been treated and released.
The identities of the dead are still unconfirmed.

No additional dead have been discovered, and all correctional officers have been accounted for.
Most inmates are being housed temporarily at other Escambia County Detention Facilities such as the Road Prison in Cantonment.
Approximately 200 female inmates have been transferred to a Santa Rosa County Jail Facility.

An investigation into the cause of the explosion is under way by the State Fire Marshal's office and the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives.

We will continue to monitor the situation on air and online at

Escambia County Jail explosion latest update

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