The Associated Press quoted US officials as saying that an explosion appeared to have occurred in a maintenance building at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Connecticut, killing two people and leaving a third missing.
Connecticut police said officials were investigating a report of an explosion at a veterans’ medical center in West Haven.
The police added, via Twitter, that investigators from the fire and explosives unit had gone to the site to help local firefighters.
“We received a report this morning of an explosion at the West Haven campus of the Connecticut health care system, which resulted in the deaths of two people in a non-sick care area,” said Robert Wilkie, Secretary of Veterans Affairs in a statement.
Robert Wilkie stated that neither victim was sick.