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2 people killed in explosion at state VA hospital

Two people were killed in an explosion at the state Veterans Affairs Hospital in West Haven this morning.  One person was reportedly a employee and the other was an outside contractor.  A spokesperson for the VA says the pair were fixing a leak in the steam plant, which is not part of the hospital building, when the explosion occurred.  

Brian Foley, a top aide to state Public Safety Commissioner James Rovella, said in a text message to The Associated Press on Friday that state and federal investigators are responding to the VA Medical Center in West Haven.

State police earlier said they were assisting with an investigation of an explosion at the VA building in West Haven at the request of the city's fire marshal. State police said they were sending three detectives.


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