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Gas Leak Explosion in Chicago Suburbs Engulfs Over a Dozen Houses

Over Thirty Houses Damaged In Gas Leak Explosion in Chicago

An explosion possibly caused due to a gas leak has recently destroyed a house in Chicago and damaged around 30 others nearby, a local official stated.

The explosion was reported around 10.30 pm on Friday night; however, the explosion hasn’t left anyone seriously injured. Apparently, the explosion was loud enough to be heard around two towns away- the affected area being around 48km northwest of downtown Chicago.

“We had people calling in thinking it was an earthquake,” Sergeant Gianni Giamberduca, Lake County Sheriff’s Office spokesman, explained.

“It sounded like a huge explosion,”  Carole Keith, who lives about a mile and a half from the site of the explosion, added. “It felt like a furnace in my house — my own house — had exploded.”

The explosion bought people out of their houses and smoke and debris were visible from the roads close to the site of the explosion.

“It just smelled like a whole bunch of things had been burnt together,” she added. 

The woman who resided in the house where the gas leak explosion took place managed to step out and save herself before the rooms of her house collapsed around her. A few other people in the area got away with minor cuts and bruises, and thankfully no one was seriously injured.

Over Thirty Houses Damaged In Gas Leak Explosion in Chicago

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