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UPDATE:  1 dead, 1 missing in Minneapolis school 'gas explosion' (PHOTOS)

UPDATE: 1 dead, 1 missing in Minneapolis school 'gas explosion' (PHOTOS)

An explosion at a Minneapolis school has killed one person, left another missing and injured at least five people.

The Associated Press confirmed through the Minneapolis fire chief that one person was killed in the blast that police believe was caused by a gas leak.

Police said five people were taken to a local hospital for treatment while one person was treated at the scene. Earlier reports said that three people were unaccounted for, but one was subsequently found alive and another found dead.

Three people are thought to have been on the roof of Minnehaha Academy near the center of the city at the time of the incident, police told a press briefing.

There was also no indication from authorities if the missing were staff or students.

Police also reported that part of the partially-collapsed building was on fire when they arrived at the scene. Emergency crews are working on extinguishing the blaze.

Minnehaha Academy is a Christian private school in Minneapolis, Minnesota for students in preschool through 12th grade.

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