- Associated Press - Sunday, October 23, 2016

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Officials say two people were killed in a house explosion in Newton County.

Coroner Danny Shoemaker tells The Clarion-Ledger ( https://on.thec-l.com/2eIn1UY ) 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 (https://bit.ly/2f6vRir ) 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.


Information from: WTOK-TV, https://www.wtok.com

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