Injuries reported in blast a Pennsylvania Army depot

July 19, 2018 - 8:47 am

LETTERKENNY, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say an explosion at an Army depot in Pennsylvania has left some workers injured.

Letterkenny Army Depot officials say the blast occurred around 7:15 a.m. Thursday. They posted on social media that the "incident is contained" and won't affect depot operations or workforce safety elsewhere on the site.

But details about how many people were hurt and the severity of their injuries were not immediately available.

The depot is located 160 miles (257 kilometers) west of Philadelphia, or about 55 miles (88 kilometers) southwest of state capital

Emergency responders treated some people at the scene and others have been taken to hospitals.

Depot staff members were told to stay in their work areas until further notice. They were asked not post any information about the blast on social media or share information about it with the media or others.