WHITTIER (AP) — A gas explosion in a Los Angeles suburb has burned and injured two men, including one who lost part of his leg.

Los Angeles County fire Inspector Matt Levesque says a propane tank in a detached Whittier garage exploded around 2:45 a.m. Monday.

There was no fire but police Lt. Wyatt Powell tells City News Service that the explosion blew to door off of the garage, severed the lower leg of a man in his 20s and burned another man’s lower body.

They were taken to a hospital and there’s no immediate word on their conditions.

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Comments (4)
  1. whats up says:

    Sounds like a meth lab to me!! 2:30am? Maybe they should have just gone to bed.

  2. Vanessa says:

    for your information it was not a meth lab inform yourself before you pass judgment on someone.

  3. jazmine says:

    it was a nitrous oxide tank(nozz) not propane…

  4. Anonymous says:

    I was in the ER that morning with my boyfriend while the friends of these men and one of the men who was injured were there. It was one of the saddest things I’ve ever seen. People covered in blood and crying or in shock. Having to watch it on the news while sitting in the ER waiting to find out if their friends were ok. It’s totally heartbreaking and I can’t believe someone could be rude enough to make a comment about the possibility of it being a meth lab. “Maybe they should have just gone to bed.”? Really? Maybe you should learn some respect and try not to be so judgemental.

    My heart goes out to the men that were injured and all of their friends and families.

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