3 injured in Caroline County restaurant explosion

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CAROLINE COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — Three people are injured following an explosion Thursday afternoon at the Crossroads Restaurant in Caroline County.

Deputies tell 8News the blast happened around 12:30 p.m. The propane gas explosion occurred in the kitchen area of the restaurant. As a result, three people were injured. One was flown to Chippenham Hospital with severe injuries.

The other two injured were taken by ambulance to VCU Medical Center.

All three individuals suffered burns.

According to deputies, the business was not open at the time of the blast. The three people injured were the only occupants of the restaurant.

At this time, deputies tell 8News the explosion is under investigation by Caroline County Sheriff’s Office & Caroline County Fire and Rescue.

“It’s very sad what happened,” said one neighbor who works at the restaurant. “I saw the fire trucks, I walked over there because I Was worried if anyone got hurt because no one was answering my text back.

The neighbor, who did not wish to be identified, told 8News they’re hoping the victims make a full recovery.

“It’s upsetting because when I went over there, there were three ambulances and they got burnt really bad,” the neighbor said.

No foul play is expected.

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