July 3, 2017 - 10:07 AM EDT
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One dies in Pennsylvania home gas explosion

July 3 (UPI) --

A gas explosion at a Lancaster County, Pa., home killed a utility worker, the utility company said in a statement.

A resident of a home in Manor Township was asked to leave her home Sunday afternoon as a representative of UGI, the energy company which provides natural gas to Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley, checked a reported gas odor. The home exploded several minutes later.

The home was destroyed and four other homes were damaged by debris.

In addition to the fatality, a UGI employee was hospitalized in critical condition, and another in stable condition, CBS News reported. A third person was also injured, the news website lancasteronline.com reported. The identities of the casualties were not released.

An unidentified neighbor commented to WHP-TV, Harrisburg, I thought it sounded like a bomb and I completely freaked out. We went outside and we watched as a cloud of debris and insulation from the house came down. I immediately knew it must've been an explosion because debris was everywhere.

Source: United Press International (July 3, 2017 - 10:07 AM EDT)

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