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Ohio house explosion kills 1 man

A man died in a house explosion Monday in Belmont County, Ohio, authorities said.

The explosion was reported about 4:30 p.m. at the home along Highland Avenue in the Ohio River community of Shadyside, county emergency dispatchers said.

Shadyside is located about 8 miles south of Wheeling.

Authorities say a propane gas leak sparked an explosion that sent the roof of the home and other debris flying into the street. Some nearby homes were damaged.

The house was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived.

The victim’s name has not yet been released. There was no immediate word of any other injuries.

Residents in the neighborhood said they felt their doors and windows rattle.

A nearby high school was evacuated as a precaution.

Authorities said they believed the leak has been contained, and they continue to investigate.


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