UPDATE: 1 Dead, 3 Hurt in House Explosion; Fatal Victim Only 13 Years Old

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

UPDATE 10/11/13 @ 11:35 p.m.
BROOKE COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A teenager was identified as the person who died Friday in a natural gas explosion that leveled a home in West Virginia's Northern Panhandle.

It happened about 7 a.m. Friday in Follansbee, W.Va. Investigators say it appears natural gas caused the explosion.

Family friends say Hannah Mozingo, who was just 13 years old, died in the explosion.

Hannah's mother and sister were taken to a hospital in Steubenville, Ohio.

Her father was seriously burned and had to be flown to a burn unit in Pittsburgh.



ORIGINAL STORY
FOLLANSBEE, W.Va. (AP) -- Brooke County Sheriff Chuck Jackson says one person is dead after an early morning house explosion in West Virginia's Northern Panhandle.

Sheriff Jackson says three others have been injured. No names were immediately released.

The explosion happened early Friday morning in the Hooverson Heights neighborhood just outside Follansbee.

Deputy Emergency Management Director Marlene Whitco tells media outlets that investigators haven't determined the cause of the explosion. But she said other residents were not evacuated.


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