- Associated Press - Sunday, October 11, 2015

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) - Authorities say the man who was critically hurt in an explosion at a Cedar Falls apartment complex has died.

Cedar Falls Police Lt. Martin Beckner said Matthew David Ferleman died Saturday night, several hours after the explosion happened around 1:30 p.m.

The 43-year-old had suffered burns across a significant part of his upper body. No other injuries were reported.

Cedar Falls fire officials say they suspect natural gas caused the explosion. The state fire marshal is investigating.

The explosion at Shady Rest left at least nine other apartments unliveable.


Information from: Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, https://www.wcfcourier.com

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