Humboldt, SD (October 22, 2023) – An explosion took place early Wednesday morning in Humboldt that claimed one person’s life while leaving other people injured.
The incident was reported at around 7:00 a.m. on October 18.
According to reports provided by the Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office, a home located in the vicinity of 261st Street and 455th Avenue exploded during the morning hours. The impact of the explosion caused the home to catch on fire.
Someone was passing through the area at around 7:00 a.m. when they spotted the house and called for emergency assistance.
Individuals in the home were treated for their injuries. Two of the victims, identified as a woman and a man, were transported from the scene by helicopter to emergency facilities for care.
A 22-year-old man in the home, who was identified as a recent graduate from Augustana University, was fatally injured. They were pronounced dead at the scene.
Authorities reported that neighbors in the area heard a loud noise at approximately 5:00 a.m. that sounded like gunshots. However, it has not been confirmed whether or not this was the explosion. At this time, the cause of the explosion is being investigated.
We hope the injured victims recover quickly.
Our sympathies go out to the family of the man who died in this explosion.
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