One person died and two others were injured in a home explosion in Jeffersonville, Indiana, on Sunday, May 19, authorities have confirmed.
The blast destroyed the home, sending debris flying across the Capitol Hills neighborhood shortly before 5 a.m. A car was also set on fire because of the explosion.
According to the Courier-Journal reports, nearly 20 surrounding homes were damaged by the blast.
A man and woman lived at the home, Neighbors said. However, they don't know who the third victim could be.
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A spokesman for the Jeffersonville Fire Department, Sgt. Jason Ames, said that all three people were rushed to the University of Louisville Hospital.
However, he said one individual was pronounced dead at the hospital and the remaining two are still being treated. Their conditions are unknown.
The names of the victims have not been yet.
One neighbor, William Short, said that he was awakened by the explosion sound and when he looked out, he saw what looked like "fireworks coming from the house."
After the first blast, William he heard a second boom as his windows were shattered.
Authorities are trying to determine what may have caused the explosion.
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