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UPDATE: Texas Hospital Spokeswoman Says Four Injured In Explosion

Witnesses say a generator exploded in an addition to the hospital that was under construction.

Four people have been injured, including one critically, from an explosion at a Central Texas hospital construction project.

Carly Latham, spokeswoman for the 25-bed Coryell Memorial Healthcare System in Gatesville, Texas, confirmed the injuries in the blast.

The incident was reported about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at a construction site at the hospital in Gatesville, 36 miles (58 kilometers) west of Waco, Texas.

Witnesses say a generator exploded in an addition to the hospital that was under construction.

A spokesman for the Texas-New Mexico Power Company says the explosion knocked out power for a large portion of the city.

Patients were being evacuated from the hospital and from two nearby nursing homes. Gatesville has a population of about 12,400 people.

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