7 Students Injured in Explosion at Calif. High School

SANTA ANA, Calif. — An explosion in the boiler room at Valley High School here resulted in four students being taken to the hospital.

The explosion occurred around 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, after a pipe exploded in the boiler room, the Los Angeles Times reports. Fire authorities believe the blast resulted from either a mechanical malfunction or a pocket of natural gas ignited in a pipe ignited.

Four students were sitting on a bench near the building when the incident occurred. The students, who were taken to the hospital, suffered minor injuries. Three others were also hurt during the explosion, but they weren’t taken to the hospital.

School business continues as normal on the rest of the campus. Authorities are currently investigating the cause of the explosion.

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