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posted on August 12, 2008
Some still waiting; Official marvels at small number of injuries
By: Natalie Alcoba
With Files From Nick Van Praet
Published: August 12, 2008
Source: National Post
The number of homes still off limits after a propane facility exploded over the weekend whittled down to about 50 yesterday, as officials grappled with the aftermath of a massive blast that closed businesses, damaged schools and left many residents with only their pyjamas on.
Thousands of employees, including production workers at the nearby Bombardier plant, had to miss work for all or part of the day as the cleanup around Keele Street and Wilson Avenue got underway. A series of explosions at the Sunrise Propane Industrial Gases plant before dawn on Sunday lit up the night sky and forced 12,000 people living inside a 1.6-kilometre radius to evacuate.