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Indianapolis explosion kills two; dozens of homes damaged

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(AP Photo/The Indianapolis Star, Matt Kryger). Authorities say a loud explosion has leveled a home in Indianapolis and set four others ablaze in a neighborhood, causing several injuries. (AP Photo/The Indianapolis Star, Matt Kryger). Authorities say a loud explosion has leveled a home in Indianapolis and set four others ablaze in a neighborhood, causing several injuries.
Aerials show the explosion scene in the daylight on Sunday. Aerials show the explosion scene in the daylight on Sunday.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (WAVE) - Two people are dead and dozens more forced from their homes after an explosion late Saturday night on the south side of Indianapolis.

Huge flames could be seen for miles around soaring through the sky around 11:00 pm Saturday.

An entire sub-division was evacuated, sending some 200-residents to spend the night at a nearby elementary school.

Officials say nearly two-dozen homes have been significantly damaged and two are destroyed.

"It was like diagonal behind us, all our windows got blown in.  My daughter was under about 12 panes of glass. My son was in the front trying to get in and the whole house shifted so he couldn't come in the front door and I told him to come to the back door and I thought it was an earthquake, just one big bang," one neighbor told WTHR-TV in Indianapolis.

While a gas leak is suspected, Officials haven't confirmed that, saying they're still waiting until it's safe to get to the heart of the explosion scene.

The Red Cross was called to help residents, some of which were forced from their homes in their pajamas.

Sunday night, WTHR reported that one of the two people who died was an elementary school teacher in Greenwood, Indiana.

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