Four people have died and two others were injured in a house explosion in Northfield Township, Michigan. The incident took place in an isolated area on a dead-end road, where the single-family home was destroyed except for its basement. According to police, debris from the explosion was found at a residence across the road, but no damage was reported at other locations. Documents discovered across U.S. Highway 23 had the address of the house that exploded on them.
Police are still investigating to gather more information about the victims, including their ages and their relationship to each other. At this time, it is unclear what caused the explosion, but authorities are actively looking into the matter. Lt. David Powell of Northfield Township police mentioned that homes in the area are not connected to utility gas lines and rely on propane tanks for fuel.
Video footage posted on social media captured parts of the explosion, showcasing the devastation caused by the incident. As a precaution, authorities in the area disconnected electricity and brought in portable lighting for investigators, including a medical examiner, to work through the night.
The explosion resulted in three fatalities at the scene, with three others taken to the hospital. Unfortunately, one of the survivors later succumbed to their injuries, bringing the death toll to four. Northfield Township is located about 50 miles west of Detroit, and the investigation into the cause of the explosion is ongoing.