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UPDATE: 1 feared dead in building explosion and collapse in Minneapolis

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UPDATE: MINNEAPOLIS (KARE) - Rescues are underway after a building exploded and collapsed at Minnehaha Academy. 

The explosion happened at Minnehaha's Upper School on 3100 West River Parkway in Minneapolis. According to the school, the explosion may have been caused by a gas leak. 

The Minneapolis Fire Department initially reported one person was dead, however they tweeted 20 minutes later that the fatality could not be confirmed. 

According to school officials, all students have been accounted for. There were people in the gymnasium at the time of the explosion, according to authorities. 

Residents near the area say they could feel the explosion. 

"It was just a really loud boom," said one resident. "You felt it in your chest." 

Authorities are on the scene extinguishing the fire and searching for victims.

According to school officials, all students have been accounted for. There were people in the gymnasium at the time of the explosion, according to authorities. 

Residents near the area say they could feel the explosion. 

"It was just a really loud boom," said one resident. "You felt it in your chest." 

Authorities are on the scene extinguishing the fire and searching for victims.

The is a developing story. Refresh this page for updates.

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