A huge explosion leveled two Indianapolis homes and set another two ablaze in a fire that caused the evacuation of more than 200 from the neighborhood. Two people were killed said authorities on Sunday. The nighttime blast crumpled walls, shattered windows and caused other damage to at least a dozen other homes nearby.
Four people had to be transported to a nearby hospital because of injuries following the big explosion and subsequent fire. Firefighters from Indianapolis extinguished the fire and were searching through the damaged homes and rubble one home at a time looking for people who might not have been able to leave. Thus far, a total of two bodies were located in the rubble.
Some witnesses indicated they heard a number of people yelling for help following the blast and huge fire. One home that caught fire had two adults and two of their children pulled to safety. The fire chief of Indianapolis said the area around the explosion looked like it was a war zone.
The names of the killed were not released. The 11 pm explosion Saturday night destroyed two homes that were adjacent to each other. The blast could be heard from miles away, but no information was available as to the cause of the explosion.
People nearby the blast had to be evacuated in pajamas and could be seen grabbing their pets when they left. Survivors reported that many windows were shattered, walls caved-in and garage doors completely pushed off their hinges. The homes involved in the explosion were completely leveled said authorities.