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Plantation Explosion Victims Want To Sue. But Officials Haven’t Said Who Could Be Liable.

Matias Ocner
A gas explosion at Pizzafree, a pizza parlor across from the Fountains Plaza in Plantation, on Saturday, July 6, injured 23 people and caused the windows to blow out at LA Fitness.

Three days after an explosion at a Plantation shopping plaza that injured at least 23 people, at least five victims have hired a well-known law firm to seek compensation for their injuries, lawyers representing the group said Tuesday.

“This is not some sort of lightning strike out of the blue, some sort of act of nature. What happened here in almost all instances is because some company or some individual disregarded their obligations,” said attorney William Lewis, of the Florida law firm Morgan & Morgan.

State and local officials have yet to release details on what caused the explosion at a vacant pizza parlor near the Fountains Plaza, a busy mall off University Drive in Broward.

Read more at our news partner the Miami Herald.