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Explosion causes hundreds of thousands in damage

June 22, 2012
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NASHVILLE — Damage to the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center from a gas explosion has been estimated to exceed $700,000 dollars, according to the Mercury News.

While no injuries were reported, 5,000 guests were evacuated from the hotel for nearly seven hours, the article stated.

According to the article, there was major damage to an escalator, walls and ceiling, and the blast was so strong it damaged ceiling tiles on the third floor.

By Wednesday, the hotel was focused on "returning to business as usual and repairing the impacted areas of the property with minimal disruption to our guests," said Colin V. Reed, chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) of Gaylord Entertainment.

In 2010, flooding from the nearby Cumberland River caused about $200,000 million in damage, which forced the hotel to close for six months, the article noted.

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