Gas leak blamed for Texas house blast; 2 burned
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - An 80-year-old San Antonio couple are
hospitalized with extensive burns after their home exploded in a
neighborhood in the southwestern section of the city.
Virginia Mann and companion Frank Nava are in Brooke Army
Medical Center's burn unit after the 12:30 p.m. Tuesday explosion.
That's according to Mann's son, Johnny Mann.
A request left with a hospital spokeswoman for a condition
update was not returned Tuesday.
The son tells the San Antonio Express-News that the couple were
both in the house when the house exploded, blowing a wall out,
collapsing the roof, shattering a nearby car window and filling
nearby streets and yards with broken glass.
San Antonio Fire Department spokeswoman Deborah Foster tells The
Associated Press that a natural gas leak is suspected as the cause
of the blast.
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