There was reportedly an explosion at the Google data zone in Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States, provoked by an electrical incident, left three electricians severely injured, according to the regional police department. The incident occurred at around noon, local time, the local police department shared. 

Google spokesperson Devon Smiley told SFGATE that “the health and safety of all workers is our absolute top priority, and we are working closely with partners and local authorities to thoroughly investigate the situation and provide assistance as needed.”

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At 4:00 am CET, about 40,000 users around the world experienced an outage on Google’s search engine, DownDetector.com showed.

Searchers around the world were greeted with  error message for a brief period when using Google.

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According to Down Detector, the outage occurred around 9:39 p.m Eastern and lasted for a little over ten minutes.

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By all reports, the outage has been fixed and reverted in no time but the event itself is worth recording. It’s a rare occurrence to have to go through an outage from the biggest and most used search engines in the whole world. 

It clearly didn’t get concealed as thousands of users took to Twitter to inquire if Google is truly down.

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