At least 21 people were injured, nine critically, in an explosion at the Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE) building in downtown Baltimore this morning. A release from BGE says that the explosion was caused by construction work on the building’s air handling and boiler system. A total of 23 people were rescued by the Baltimore Fire Department, including a window washing crew. Twenty-one people were hospitalized. Of those who were injured, nine people were in critical condition and one was in serious condition.

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