A house explosion in Wyatt, MO this morning killed one person and left nine others in critical condition. Killed from injuries he sustained in the blast was Corey Coleman, 23, who later died at the Cape Girardeau hospital, Mississippi County Coroner Terry Parker confirmed to local media.
Among the injured were a 6-month-old baby, several small children, several adults in their mid-20s, and an elderly woman. They were airlifted to hospitals in St. Louis and Memphis where they are said to be in critical condition, according to the Associated Press.
Philip Swift and Tyler Larkins heard the explosion and rushed to help, according to a KFVS report. Although the house was engulfed in flames, they ran in because they heard screaming. They pulled three small children from the burning home.
Wyatt is a small community located about 160 miles south of St. Louis. The State Fire Marshal and state propane commission are investigating the source of the blast which occurred around 7 am this morning.