A Follansbee explosion kills a girl and injures three, with the force blowing a home to pieces and leaving the house just flattened. The Follansbee, West Virginia explosion damaged at least six other nearby homes, according to NBC News on Oct.11
The girl was killed and her parents and sister were injured. The home belonged to George and Tracy Mozingo. Property records indicate the Mozingo were new owners of the home, only moving in three months ago.
Neighbors said that the Monzingos have three children, two daughters and a son. They two girls were home at the time of the explosion with the parents, but the boy was not, according to what the neighbors reported.
Neighbors reported windows blown out from the force of the blast, one neighbor’s stone house had five stones blow off her home. The explosion is believed to have been a natural gas explosion.
This blast happened at about 7 a.m. and people as far as 10 miles away felt this blast. The six homes in the area that were damaged were described as “unlivable.” Neighbors had called and reported an odor of gas and fire officials arrived there on the block just minutes before the house blew.
The investigation is on-going at this time as to what happened to blow this house off the planet.