A massive explosion at an Atlanta gas station killed at least 12 people and injured more than 100 others, authorities said Sunday, as a toxic cloud engulfed the neighborhood.
The blast occurred Friday night at the BP gas company’s refinery in southwest Georgia.
At least 15 people were confirmed dead and several others injured, the Atlanta Police Department said.
A second blast Friday at a gas station and another Saturday morning at a convenience store left at least two people dead, police said.
Authorities initially said no fatalities had been reported.
An explosion at the Exxon Mobil Corp. gas station on Saturday in the Atlanta suburb of Marietta killed four people and seriously injured nine others, according to a police statement.
A gas station explosion in May at a home in suburban Detroit killed six people and wounded 13 others, and two men were charged with murder and aggravated battery in that case.
A March 2010 blast at a gasoline station in St. Louis killed five people and critically injured eight others, including a toddler, in a case that was the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.
The April 2011 shooting rampage at the Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, killed six and wounded more than 20 others.
In December, the June 2014 attack on the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin killed six worshippers and wounded 21 others.
An April 2010 explosion at Chevron Corp.’s refinery in El Paso, Texas, left seven dead and nine injured, and Chevron’s corporate headquarters in San Antonio was destroyed by a blast.