Two Reportedly Dead After Explosion At VA Medical Center

Two Reportedly Dead After Explosion At VA Medical Center


Two people are dead following an explosion at a VA medical center in Connecticut, numerous sources reported.

First responders arrived at the maintenance area of the West Haven VA location Friday morning where the explosion occurred. West Haven fire marshal, detectives from the State Police fire and investigation unit, and the FBI are investigating, state police said, according to NBC Connecticut.

The two people killed in the incident were reportedly not VA patients. (RELATED: Veterans, Gold Star Families To Have Free Entry To National Parks Starting On Veterans Day And Beyond)

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“We received a report this morning that an explosion occurred at the West Haven campus of the VA Connecticut Healthcare System that resulted in two deaths in a non-patient care area,” Robert Wilkie, Secretary for the Department of Veterans Affairs, said in a statement,  according to the deputy editor for Military Times. 

Statement from @SecWilkie on the Connecticut VA hospital explosion: “We received a report this morning that an explosion occurred at the West Haven campus of the VA Connecticut Healthcare System that resulted in two deaths in a non-patient care area.”

— Leo Shane III (@LeoShane) November 13, 2020

“Neither of the victims

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