A violent explosion rocked in the early hours of the morning (around 1:30 p.m. French time) downtown Nashville, in the state of Tennessee in the United States, US media reported. According to several local media quoted by BFMTV, it is a motorhome which would have exploded, the police of Nashville speaking of a “deliberate act”.
The explosion, impressive, caused significant damage to the facades of surrounding buildings. Trees were uprooted and at least two vehicles, one of which police said was linked to the explosion, caught fire. The blast was felt for several kilometers around.
The explosion took place in the north of downtown near the AT&T Tower, an iconic building in the country music capital, dubbed « Batman Tower » because of its shape. The neighborhood was cordoned off by the police.
At least three people were slightly injured and taken to hospital, according to firefighters quoted by media.