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The cause of a deadly explosion on the south side of Indianapolis on November 10, 2012 is still under investigation. Public Safety Director Troy Riggs said Monday morning that the suspected cause of the explosion is natural gas. Citizens Energy Group has been conducting test and checking gas lines for possible leaks.
The explosion occurred in the Richmond Hill subdivision sometime after 11:00 pm. The subdivision consists of 126 homes and Marc Lotter, spokesman for Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard, told the Los Angeles Times that most of the homes incurred some kind of damage. Police have blocked off the entrances into the subdivision, and only those who live in the subdivision are allowed inside. While the investigation continues, most residents have been allowed back into their homes to gather belongings.
A Greenwood Schools teacher and her husband are believed to have died in the blast. Seven others were injured, five homes destroyed, and 80 homes were damaged. Thirty-one of those homes may need to be demolished.
Deputy Code Enforcement Director Adam Collins estimated the damage at $3.6 million.
If you or a loved one have been injured as a result of a fire or explosion, you are urged to contact the Indianapolis Personal Injury Attorneys of Wilson Kehoe Winingham. The lawyers at WKW can help you get the compensation you deserve. Call 317.920.6400 or fill out an online contact form for a free, no-obligation case evaluation.