Explosion Kills One, Levels Condo Building

YARMOUTH, Maine (June 25, 2013)—A gas explosion early Tuesday in Yarmouth, Maine leveled one building at a condominium complex, damaged others and left one person dead, police said.

State police spokesman Steve McCausland says the body of Peter Corey, 65, was found in the rubble after the explosion, which occurred at around 6:20 a.m.Tuesday.

Two other people suffered minor injuries.

Police say the explosion appeared to be linked to propane.

The condo complex is made up of groupings of modern, upscale attached homes.

The explosion destroyed one of the homes, turning wallboard into powder and tossing wood into haphazard piles.

Insulation and other debris wound up in at least 10 neighbors' yards and on streets.

The state fire marshal's office was at the scene.

Power was cut off to much of the town.


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