One person was killed and nine others injured Monday after a house exploded in a small southern Missouri city, authorities said, citing a gas leak as a likely cause.
Authorities responded to reports of a house exploding around 7 a.m. in Wyatt, Missouri, the Mississippi County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement on Facebook .
Officials from the sheriff’s office and the Charleston Department of Public Safety found 10 people injured at the scene. Victims ranged in age from 6 months old to mid-20s, the sheriff’s office said.
The victims were taken to the hospital, each with serious to life-threatening injuries. Several victims were flown to hospitals in St. Louis and Memphis, Tennessee.
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One victim, a man in his 20s, died from his injuries at a hospital. An autopsy will be scheduled this week, the sheriff’s office said.
The garage of a neighboring home also caught fire, but no one inside was injured, Capt. Barry Morgan of the Mississippi County Sheriff’s Office said.
“That is a ton of people in a house,” Morgan said. “So that’s what we’re trying to determine:…