VIDEO. US: dozens of houses explode near Boston, at least one dead

Several explosions took place north of Boston, in the United States – ADAM GLANZMAN / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

An 18-year-old man was killed on Friday north of Boston in the United States after mass explosions reportedly linked to a
gas, the local authorities announced, quoted by the Boston Globe.

Thursday, ten people were injured, police of the state of Massachusetts had announced. The authorities asked residents of three places to evacuate. Rescue has so far included 70 "fires / explosions / gas odor investigations" in Lawrence, Andover and North Andover, police said.

"Evacuate all buildings and all houses", one manager repeated through loudspeaker in one of the places, according to an amateur video published by the local newspaper Eagle Tribune.

Still "too early to speculate about the cause"

"There are many evacuations in neighborhoods where there are gas odors," the police said at the beginning of the evening on Twitter adding that it is still "too early to speculate about the cause." But the authorities specifically asked the residents to whom the Columbia Gas Company supplies natural gas to leave their home "immediately".

The same company had previously indicated on its website that it was working on its gas pipelines in various neighborhoods in the state of Massachusetts, including improving safety. At least one house was destroyed, according to the local media.