Explosion levels homes in Indianapolis; 2 dead
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - A roaring explosion that levelled two homes and set two others ablaze in a huge fire forced about 200 people from an Indianapolis neighbourhood where two people were killed.
The powerful night-time blast shattered windows, crumpled walls and inflicted other damage on at least 14 other homes.
Four people were taken to a hospital with minor injuries after the explosion and fire, the Indianapolis Fire Department said in a statement.
Fire Lieutenant Bonnie Hensley said firefighters put out the flames and then went through the rubble and damaged homes one at a time in case people had been left behind. Two bodies have been recovered.