Explosion at Comox military base causes injuries

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An explosion rocked the Comox military base earlier today with the preliminary reports suggesting at least ten people were injured. (File Photo – 19 Wing Totem Times)

The explosion happened just after 9 a.m., shaking the nearby houses and civilian airport.

The cause of the explosion has not been ascertained so far but initial reports indicate the blast was caused by a natural gas explosion.

Russ Arnott, the Mayor of Comox Town, confirmed that the explosion happed at 19 Wing.

“The Town of Comox has a mutual aid agreement with the Wing and are currently on scene offering assistance,” he said in an online statement.

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