Mississippi Home Explosion Caused by Propane Leak Kills 2

October 25, 2016

Officials say two people were killed in a house explosion in Newton County.

Coroner Danny Shoemaker tells The Clarion-Ledger that an 81-year-old man and 78-year-old woman died in the explosion Saturday night.

Irven Skinner, a fire official, told WTOK-TV that it was a very large explosion and the house was blown completely flat.

Skinner says the explosion was likely caused by a propane leak around the fireplace.

The two victims were husband and wife

Topics Mississippi

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