MOUNTAIN TOP, Pa. (AP) – Authorities say a house explosion in northeastern Pennsylvania has claimed the lives of a man and woman and sent their son to the hospital with injuries.
Police and emergency dispatchers in Luzerne County say two blasts about 20 minutes apart were reported early Friday in the home in Dorrance, about 115 miles (185 kilometers) northwest of Philadelphia.READ MORE: Former Mylan Executive Pleads Guilty To Insider Trading, Preparing False Tax Return
State police at the Hazleton barracks say 66-year-old Ester Rupp Hedgepeth and 77-year-old Eugene Hedgepeth were killed. Their 20-year-old son was found lying on the ground outside the home. He was taken to a hospital with injuries not deemed life-threatening.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster Visits Western Pennsylvania School For The Deaf, Learns Sign Language
The cause of the blast hasn’t yet been determined, but a state police fire marshal says investigators are looking into the possibility that propane was involved.MORE NEWS: CDC: Salmonella Outbreak Sickens Over 100 People, Including 2 Pennsylvanians
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