Pennsylvania house explosion: 4 killed, at least 2 injured after home is leveled. Montgomery County officials said they believe a gas leak may have caused the house to explode.
At least four people were killed and several others were injured when a house exploded Thursday night in Pottstown, Pennsylvania.
Firefighters and emergency crews rushed to the scene around 8 p.m. local time. Pottstown is about 40 miles northwest of Philadelphia. At least two people were still unaccounted for late Thursday night as crews continued to comb through the debris. Montgomery County officials said two other people were taken to area hospitals. The extent of their injures was unclear.
Pictures posted to social media show extensive damage and a massive field of debris. Multiple homes appear to have been damaged by the explosion.
“We thought that either an earthquake was happening or that someone crashed into the building,” Katie Washabaugh, who lives down the street, told the station.
Video from the scene of the house explosion on Hale Street in Pottstown. pic.twitter.com/1tnl13a5oL
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People in neighboring communities miles away also reported feeling the explosion.
All schools in the Pottstown School District will be closed Friday, officials said.