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'Horrific' explosion injures at least 8 at Chicago apartment

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Two men are in critical condition and two others are in fair to serious condition. 

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The victims were taken to hospitals in Chicago. 

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All of the victims are assumed to be adults, fire department spokesman Larry Langford says. 

Firefighters are still searching for additional people who may be trapped inside the structure. 

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The cause of the explosion is currently unknown, per CFD. 

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A nearby resident said she could smell natural gas after the explosion.  

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Peoples Gas said their crews are at the scene but that they don't believe gas was the cause. 

The building has failed 17 inspections since 2005, according to city records.  

Images and video shared by the Chicago Fire Department showed debris on top of cars and part of the top floor blown away. 

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