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Indiana explosion kills three, cause still unknown

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Authorities worked Thursday to determine the cause of a house explosion in thesouthern Indiana neighborhood, leaving three people dead and one hospitalized.

An explosion in Evansville on Wednesday afternoon damaged 39 homes and the structure was unstable, leaving crews to complete an exhaustive search of all homes. No, fire chief Mike Connelly told reporters Thursday morning.

Eleven of the damaged homes are uninhabitable and must be demolished, Connery said, adding that finding the cause was "a very tedious process and time consuming." It is expected that

As of Thursday morning, the name of the deceased had not been released. A fourth victim's injuries were not believed to be life-threatening, Connelly said. Death


Alcohol, Tobacco, The Firearms and Explosives Agency was also investigating.

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Evansville is located on the Indiana-Kentucky border. The explosion scattered debris in a 100 foot radius. The debris included construction materials such as wooden boards, window glass, and insulation.

His local gas company, CenterPoint Energy, was last called home in January 2018, Connelly said Wednesday.

"CenterPoint Energy is working closely with the Evansville Fire Department, theState Fire Marshal and other agencies to continue investigating this incident," the utility said. increase.

It was her second house explosion in just five years in the area. A house explosion on June 27, 2017 killed two people and injured three others.

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Wednesday. The explosion was also a reminder of the massive blast that occurred in 2012. It damaged more than 80 of his homes south of Indianapolis and killed two people. A man has been convicted of conspiring to commit insurance fraud and tampering with a natural gasline at his then-girlfriend's home.