The Sunday Review
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At least three people are dead, and more than a dozen are missing. missing after An explosion and fire at An apartment Building on the British Channel Island of Jersey, the island’s Chief Minister Kristina Moore said Saturday. 

Although police declined to speculate as to the cause, residents reported gas-like odors the night before. blast. Although it has not been classified as a terrorist incident yet, authorities are continuing to investigate all possibilities. 

Robin Smith, chief of police for the States of America was alerted by local police to the incident shortly before 4 a.m. local. Jersey The police responded by adding emergency services to the scene and extinguishing the fire.

This three-story building is “completely collapsed,” Smith confirmed the situation, describing it as “a” “devastating scene.”

He claimed that several flats were evacuated and that around 20-30 people were taken to a nearby hall of residence for shelter.

Smith said that a search and rescue operation has been initiated for unaccounted-for persons.

Jersey An island territory located off the northwest coast France. It is part of Britain’s Crown, but not the United Kingdom.