Indianapolis Explosion: Still No Answers in Deadly Blast

Monday, 12 Nov 2012 03:55 PM

By Dale Eisinger

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A huge explosion left an Indianapolis neighborhood in shock and wonder days after Saturday night's deadly blast. Two people, a second-grade teacher and her husband, were killed. The cause of the explosion is still unknown.

A battalion of 100 firefighters responded to the scene and it took them two hours to get the fire under control. Five homes were destroyed. Another 26 houses were damaged so severely that they must be demolished and 200 people were forced from their homes, according to IndyStar.com.

People who lived in the neighborhood said it looked like a warzone. Debris fell like snow. Many people panicked, while others rushed to help those in need, media reports said.

"When I got outside, it was still snowing, with all the pieces of insulation and vinyl siding coming down," one resident told IndyStar.

“It was deafening. It was deafening inside our house. And I looked out the window and saw pieces of roof falling out of the sky. An explosion happened. It came two feet off the bed,” one resident told CBS Chicago.

According to IndyStar, there was not a gas leak found in the area.

A city official estimated that $3.5 million in damages were caused by the blast.

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