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 November 4, 2008 

By Len Kiese

ALBANY - (WALB)  It happened a little after 10:00AM at the Agape Recovery Outreach Center on West Residence.

Right behind the center, tremendous pressure built up in the regulator valve of an air compressor. That compressor exploded, sending pieces of it over The Albany Towers, and landing on Roosevelt.

The explosion caused damage to windows, an air-conditioning unit, and caused part of the wall to cave in.

Albany firefighters responded to make sure there weren't any gas leaks. Amazingly, no one was hurt.

 "It's through God's grace and mercy that no one was hurt and that's the important thing, that no one was hurt," said Agape Program Director Lawrence Bryant.

Damage was also done to the center's van. They're hoping insurance will help cover the damage.

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