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Multiple people injured, 2 workers dangling from scaffolding rescued after building explosion in Baltimore

Ten people were injured with nine in critical condition and one in serious condition, Baltimore Fire officials said.

BALTIMORE — Multiple people are injured and two workers were left dangling on a scaffolding after an explosion at the BGE building in Downtown Baltimore Wednesday morning, according to our CBS partner WJZ.

The workers were cleaning windows and were trapped outside the building after Baltimore Fire officials said an explosion was reported at the BGE building located on the 100 block of Fayette Street.

Around 9:30 a.m., fire crews broke a window and rescued and pulled the window cleaners from the scaffolding, WJZ reports.

At this time, 21 people were rescued and 10 people were taken to local hospitals with injuries, officials said. Nine people are in critical condition and one person is in serious condition, Baltimore Fire officials said.

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Eyewitnesses told WJZ that they heard a large explosion before they saw the scaffolding fall at the high-rise.

The incident happened on the 16th floor, the Baltimore Firefighters' Union tweeted. There is also a partial roof collapse at the building. 

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Some of the building's windows appear to be blown out.

Roads in the area of the building are closed in the area and drivers are being asked to take alternate routes. 

This story is still developing. WUSA9 will provide additional updates as they become available to our newsroom. 

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