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2 killed, 2 critically injured in Omaha house explosion

2 killed, 2 critically injured in Omaha house explosion

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Fire officials say an explosion that leveled a home in Omaha, Nebraska, has left two people dead and two others critically injured.

Omaha Fire Department Battalion Chief Scott Fitzpatrick says firefighters  responded to the explosion shortly after 8 a.m. Tuesday. Fitzpatrick says the house was leveled and completely destroyed.

The explosion also caused significant damage to homes on either side of the house.

The blast in south-central Omaha rained splintered lumber and other debris throughout the neighborhood, and witnesses say it was felt and heard miles away.

The cause wasn’t immediately released.




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