Maryland complex gas explosion

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COLUMBIA. Md. (WCJB)-- A powerful natural gas explosion badly damaged a Maryland office complex and shopping center Sunday morning.

No injuries were reported in the thundering blast, which occurred at about 8 a.m. It came after authorities said they had evacuated the area around the complex because of a suspected early morning gas leak near the complex in Columbia, Maryland.

Columbia is about 20 miles southwest of Baltimore, Maryland, in a populous area between Baltimore and D.C.