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At least 4 people killed in house explosion in Pennsylvania

Four people were killed and two others were taken to area hospitals when a house exploded in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, Thursday evening. There may still be two people unaccounted for, town manager Justin Keller said.

Officials did not provide any other information about the victims.

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A house exploded in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, on May 26, 2022.

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Three homes were destroyed in the explosion, according to CBS Philly. The blast sent debris, including dry wall, into neighboring yards, CBS Philly’s Kerri Corrado reports.

A man who lives nearby heard a loud bang and felt the impact.

“I was in my room chilling,” Kaleef Blackwood told CBS Philly. “I was upstairs and the next thing you know I just heard a big boom like a bomb went off or something. It just shook the whole house.”

The town’s schools will be closed Friday.

Montgomery County officials believe a gas explosion started the fire, CBS Philly reports. Authorities are still at the scene and investigating the incident.



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