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Published February 10, 2011, 04:15 PM

Coroner: PA Natural Gas Explosion Kills 5

A coroner says the death toll from a natural gas explosion in Allentown, Pa., has risen to five people, with all but one body recovered from the debris.

By: Associated Press,

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A coroner says the death toll from a natural gas explosion in Allentown, Pa., has risen to five people, with all but one body recovered from the debris.

Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim said Thursday that the victims ranged in age from a 4-month-old boy to a 79-year-old man. Investigators were sifting through the remains of two leveled rowhouses.

Earlier, authorities had said three people were killed and two were unaccounted for.

Police Chief Roger MacClean says a couple in their 70s lived in a two-story row house that blew up about 10:45 p.m. Wednesday.

Michelle Hall told The Morning Call newspaper that her in-laws, 74-year-old Beatrice Hall and 79-year-old William, lived in the home.

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