Ten people hospitalized after house collapses in Syracuse following possible gas explosion: officials

Several victims were found spread around the building, authorities said.

Ten people were hospitalized after a house in Syracuse, New York, collapsed Tuesday in a possible gas explosion, officials said.

Syracuse Fire Chief Michael Monds said about 50 firefighters went to the residence at 205 Carbon Street around 4 p.m. ET, where they smelled a strong odor of gasoline and found a car under the collapse.

Several victims were found spread around the building, Monds said. Ten people, including children, were taken to hospital, eight of them in serious condition.

The victims should be treated for crush injuries and burns, he said.

Firefighters are carrying out search and rescue operations.

According to Monds, around 17 to 20 people lived in the building.

The area is currently safe, he added.

National Grid responded to the scene to ensure there was no gas leak and is working with firefighters to determine the cause of the collapse. A spokesperson for the utility company told ABC News that no gas leaks had been reported before the house collapsed.

This is a developing story.

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