Pennsylvania Man Injured in House Explosion

August 3, 2009

An east Pennsylvania man has been hospitalized after his house exploded.

According to the Wilkes-Barre Times Leader, the explosion occurred about 2 p.m. Saturday at a home in Exeter, leveling the residence and causing damage to a cinderblock garage. Some nearby buildings, including an elementary school, also were damaged.

The Citizens’ Voice in Wilkes-Barre said police kept people from the property because of a suspected gas leak. Exeter Borough police Chief John McNeil said that besides the man inside the house, a bystander was injured.

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