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(ST. LOUIS) — Three people were killed and several others seriously injured after a boiler exploded at a building in St. Louis, Missouri, sending a piece of equipment flying into the air and through the roof of another building, fire officials said.

The boiler explosion at the Loy-Lange Box Co. left one person dead in that building, authorities said at a news conference Monday morning.

After the explosion, a piece of the boiler was tossed into the air and pierced the roof of a nearby building, killing two people, officials said.

Two people were left in critical condition and two others suffered non-life-threatening injuries, the fire department said.

The mayor’s director of communications described the piece of the boiler as “van-sized.”

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