Exploding Long Island home injures 21

April 25, 2011 10:37AM

A vacant house in Brentwood, LI exploded yesterday morning and injured 21 neighbors, the Daily News reported. The home was owned by a real estate company in the process of renovating the property, after it was sold by Donna Soto two-and-a-half months prior. Soto had lived in the home for 16 years. The cause of the explosion was not immediately clear, but a small gas leak was reported and repaired in the home two weeks earlier. Nearby residents likened the explosion to an earthquake, as the home across the street had cabinets ripped from its walls and the home next door suffered substantial damage from the catapulted garage door. [NYDN]


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