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1 dead, 1 missing, 1 hurt after explosion levels Eastern Pa. home

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Smoke rises from the rubble of a home following a deadly explosion in Dorrance, Pa., on Friday, May 17, 2019.
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Firefighters watch for a fire to rekindle as an excavator moves rubble to locate a missing man, following a deadly home explosion in Dorrance, Pa., Friday, May 17, 2019.

MOUNTAIN TOP — Authorities say one person has been killed and another is missing after an explosion destroyed a home in northeastern Pennsylvania.

Officials say emergency responders found 20-year-old Nathan Hedgepeth injured but alive just before 2 a.m. Friday on the lawn outside the home in Dorrance, about 115 miles northwest of Philadelphia.

He told them his parents and the family cat were still inside the home.

One body was found a short time later but was so badly burned that authorities say they don’t know if it was a man or a woman.

Hedgepeth was taken to a hospital and is expected to survive. Details on his injuries weren’t disclosed.

Neighbors tell WNEP-TV they heard two explosions.

Crews have brought in an excavator in to search for the second body.

The cause of the blast remains under investigation.

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