Investigators: Faulty gas shut-off caused home explosion

A house was destroyed by a gas explosion in Columbus, Ohio. Two people were injured.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Investigators have pinpointed the cause of an explosion that destroyed a central Ohio home.

The Columbus Dispatch reports a defective installation of a gas shut-off valve for a stove was at fault for Tuesday’s explosion in Columbus. Fire investigators say the incident was accidental.

Investigators say the leak occurred after 69-year-old Jack Morris disconnected the stove and changed the gas shut-off valve.

Morris and his 3-year-old great-granddaughter were treated at hospitals for burns and are expected to recover.

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