Aug 11, 2022

Deadly explosion rocks neighborhood Transcript

Deadly explosion rocks neighborhood Transcript
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Surveillance cameras captured the moment a massive explosion destroyed nearly a dozen homes in Indiana, killing at least three people. Read the transcript here.

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Speaker 1: (00:00)
This morning video shows the aftermath of an explosion that rocked a community in Indiana, killing three people and damaging more than three dozen other homes. 11 of them, officials say, are now destroyed.

Speaker 2: (00:14)
It felt like an earthquake.

Speaker 1: (00:15)
Surveillance cameras captured the blast from a nearby street, the explosion leveling that home and tearing a path of destruction through the neighborhood.

Speaker 2: (00:24)
We saw the huge plume of smoke come up from the scene, and there was insulation and debris falling on us like snow.

Speaker 3: (00:34)
We hear just a crazy boom and our whole house shakes, and so we immediately ran outside because we didn’t know what happened.

Speaker 4: (00:42)
I was just getting ready to come into work and my wife and I could feel the house vibrating from, apparently, that blast.

Speaker 1: (00:52)
Rescuers racing to the scene.

Speaker 8: (00:54)
I need everybody down past [inaudible 00:00:55].

Speaker 5: (00:56)
People were laying on the ground.

Speaker 9: (00:58)
There was a female already rendering aid to one person on the ground, and I started to help her and the police came up and naturally they issued me out of the way

Speaker 1: (01:06)
The ATF and state fire marshal’s office are now trying to figure out what triggered the explosion. Authorities turning off the gas and electricity.

Speaker 6: (01:15)
Can’t be confident. The structures aren’t safe to enter, so there may be somebody still in there.

Speaker 1: (01:19)
Some residents just thankful they weren’t home at the time.

Speaker 3: (01:23)
Just so happened to not be there because it was the kids’ first day of school.

Speaker 1: (01:27)
The red cross is helping those left homeless. Investigators still not saying if there was anything criminal about the explosion, only that they’ll know more once they surveyed the area.

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