In Indianapolis, search for answers continues after massive explosion

Indy Bomb

Indianapolis Fire Dept. /EPA /LANDOV

Flames shot high in the sky Saturday at the scene of the explosion and fire in Indianapolis.

"As the investigation into the deadly explosion on the south side of Indianapolis on Saturday night continues, the city is hoping to answer questions for the nearly three dozen families who still haven't been allowed to return to their homes," WISH-TV reports.

The station adds:

"The exact cause of the explosion has yet to be discovered, though Rep. Andre Carson [D] said Homeland Security investigators' preliminary findings indicate it was not a bomb or a meth lab. Citizens Energy has said thus far they have found no indication of a gas leak prior to the explosion."

At least two people were killed. As The Associated Press reports, "the blast was so loud it woke people as far as three miles away, triggering thoughts of a plane crash or earthquake." According to The Indianapolis Star, five homes were "destroyed or nearly destroyed, an additional 26 homes [were] significantly damaged [and] 200 people [were] forced from their homes." There were at least seven people injured.

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