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Texas hospital explosion kills 1, leaves 12 wounded

An explosion and partial building collapse were reported at Coryell Memorial Healthcare system in Gatesville, Texas, on Tuesday afternoon.

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One person was killed and dozens of others were injured Tuesday after an explosion at a construction site in a hospital in Gatesville, Texas.

Those who were injured in the explosion at Coryell Memorial Healthcare, about 40 miles west of Waco, were construction workers, officials said Tuesday night. Three to four of them remain in critical condition.

The incident, which happened around 2:30 a.m. local time, was apparently caused by a generator that exploded, witnesses told KWTX.

An explosion and partial building collapse were reported at Coryell Memorial Healthcare system in Gatesville, Texas, on Tuesday afternoon.

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Hospital patients were evacuated from the building and two nearby nursing homes.

The Texas-New Mexico Power Company said the explosion knocked out power for a large part of the city.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Nicole Darrah cover breaking and trending news for FoxNews.com. Follow her on Twitter @nicoledarrah or send her an e-mail to nicole.darrah@foxnews.com.

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