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'I heard a loud boom': Multiple injured following explosion at Raytown duplex

RAYTOWN, Mo. - Raytown Police and fire crews are investigating an explosion at a duplex Monday night that have sent at least three people to the hospital. Emergency crews responded to the duplex located near 75th and Englewood Lane just before 7 p.m. When FOX4 crews arrived police were setting up a crime scene around the area.

Multiple people injured following explosion at Raytown duplex

RAYTOWN, MO (KCTV) -- The authorities are investigating after multiple people were injured Monday night in what's being called an explosion. According to the Raytown Police Department, they received a call just before 7 p.m. that said there was a house explosion in the 7400 block of Englewood Lane.

Dead body found in basement of duplex that exploded in Raytown

by: Juan Cisneros Posted: / Updated: RAYTOWN, Mo. - Investigators discovered a dead body in the basement area of the home that exploded Monday night in Raytown. Police and fire crews responded to a duplex near 75th and Englewood lane before 7 p.m. on Monday where an explosion sent three people to the hospital.

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