BREAKING: House Explosion Leaves Multiple Dead, Injured in Near Philly

A house explosion 40 miles northwest of Philadelphia killed four people and injured two others on Thursday night.

Two people are reportedly missing after the Pottstown blast that sparked a heavy two-alarm fire and damaged a number of nearby homes.

“We are receiving information that there may be two people unaccounted for,” Justin Keller, Pottstown Borough Manager said at a brief press conference broadcast by WTXF-TV.

“I just heard this big bang and I came out and there was nothing but a column of smoke where those houses were & a 30-foot hole in the ground,” resident Michael Barnett told the Pottstown News.

Dorothy Auman told the newspaper she was watching “Chicago Fire” when the explosion ripped through the neighborhood.

“When I heard it and I looked out the window. Debris was flying as far as you could see,” she said.

The explosion was felt miles away and police suspect the blast was caused by a gas leak.

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