Okla. house explosion kills young girl, injures 3 others
UPDATED 1:05 PM PT – Thursday, September 24, 2020
An explosion at a home in Oklahoma left a young girl dead and her three family members injured this week. Aerial footage showed the home in ruins after first responders surveyed the damage on Thursday.
Police believe propane may have been the cause of the explosion.
According to officials, the father sustained serious injuries. The mother and their other child were also badly burned. All three were taken to the hospital to receive treatment.
Neighbors in the area have said the incident left them in shock.
“The dad kept saying he plugged in the coffee pot and he was electrocuted,” explained one neighbor. “Obviously, he wasn’t electrocuted, but he was shocked and the house blew up.”
Three nearby homes were also reportedly damaged in the explosion.