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Two Dead in Chicago Suburban House Explosion

An elderly couple in Frankfort, a suburb of Chicago, IL, died when their house violently exploded. The blast also destroyed the house next door; knocking neighbors out of bed and blowing open their front doors. Although one person was in the house, he did not sustain any personal injuries. Neighbors stated that the blast sounded like a plane was crashing. The victims bodies were found in the debris. Officials have shut off all natural gas on the block where the explosion occurred and two neighboring blocks as well. All three blocks have been evacuated. Six houses surrounding the exploding house have suffered major damage and five have suffered minor damage. Although Nicor workers were on the scene, no one can officially say the explosion was caused by natural gas. At this point, no lawsuits have been filed. To read the full story, click here.