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Published July 01, 2011, 12:56 PM

2 Injured in Home Explosion Remain in Serious Condition

The two people injured in a home explosion Monday north of Larimore, ND, are in serious condition at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, according to a hospital nursing supervisor.

By: WDAZ Staff Report,

The two people injured in a home explosion Monday north of Larimore, ND, are in serious condition at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, according to a hospital nursing supervisor.

23-year-old Justin McMahon and 22-year-old Danielle Bissell were transported to Altru Hospital after the blast and both were transferred to Regions with serious injuries.

Both were in critical condition previously, according to the nursing supervisor.

Their 6-month-old daughter, Samantha Bissell, was killed in the explosion.

Danielle Bissell was reportedly found partially underneath a couch and McMahon was found inside what was left of the home, buried underneath rubble.

The North Dakota State Fire Marshal Wednesday released the probable cause of the blast, saying it was caused by a propane leak. The findings of the investigation indicate that propane was the fuel for the explosion, which was triggered by a water pressure pump being activated in the basement.

The Grand Forks Sheriff's Department said in a written release that hopefully something can be learned from this very tragic event.

Debris from the explosion flew 40 to 50 yards from the two-story house. Neighbors miles away report hearing the blast, which some described as like a sonic boom.

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