A roaring explosion that levelled two homes and set two others ablaze forced about 200 people from an Indianapolis neighborhood where two people were killed, authorities said yesterday.
The powerful night-time blast shattered windows, crumpled walls and inflicted other damage on at least 14 other homes.
Four people were taken to a hospital with minor injuries after the explosion and fire.
The explosion was heard for miles around. Authorities said they had no immediate information on the cause. The fire department and other agencies were investigating.