July 20, 1995 in Nation/World

Blast Injures 18 Civilians At Army Base

Associated Press

An explosion blew off part of a roof and a wall at a Fort Bragg maintenance building this morning, injuring 18 civilian Army employees.

The explosion at the Army post’s new Installation Material Maintenance Division Building was ignited by a spark in a section where vehicles are painted, WTVD in Durham reported.

Two of the 18, who were seriously injured, were being flown to the burn center at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill. The other 16 suffered minor injuries, including burns and respiratory problems.

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