POTTSTOWN, Pa. (WHTM) — Authorities are investigating an explosion that took place at a home on the 400 block of North Washington Street in Pottstown, Pa. between 8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on May 26.
Officials had earlier said four people died and others might be missing in Thursday evening’s explosion in Pottstown but confirmed the fifth fatality as they combed through debris said Borough Manager Justin Keller said at a news conference Friday, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.
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Two people were hospitalized, Keller said, with one in critical condition and another undergoing surgery. Everyone previously missing had been accounted for Friday.
The cause of the blast is still being investigated, Keller said.
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