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Wall collapse leads to gas leak, evacuations in Des Moines

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Some downtown Des Moines buildings have been evacuated and emergency crews called after a partial wall collapse of an office building led to a gas leak.

The collapse happened around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, when the upper part of the brick wall fell onto the sidewalk below.

No injuries have been reported, and several streets have been blocked off by police in the area. Utility crews worked to stop the natural gas leak.

Officials say the cause of the wall collapsed is not yet know.

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