One person dead, one injured in Illinois house explosion

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by Elizabeth Eisele/ KMOV.com

KMOV.com

Posted on August 11, 2013 at 3:36 PM

Updated Monday, Aug 12 at 10:27 AM

(KMOV.com) -- One person is dead and another injured after a house explosion near southern Illinois.

The house explosion happened on South Lake Drive near Highway 51 in Du Quoin, Illinois, about 90 miles southeast of St. Louis around 9:30 a.m Sunday.
 
News 4 learned almost a half dozen homes nearby were evacuated to a local American Legion Hall. 
 
Gas and power have also been turned off in the area.
 
Police did not say what caused the explosion.
 
Stay with News 4 and KMOV.com for further information.
 

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