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WATCH: Aftermath of southeast Missouri home explosion

WYATT, Mo. (AP)

Authorities say one person was killed and nine others were injured Monday in a gas explosion at a southeast Missouri home.

Capt. Barry Morgan, with the Mississippi County Sheriff’s Office, said the explosion happened around 7 a.m. Monday in Wyatt.

Morgan said authorities are trying to determine whether a water heater or stove are to blame. He identified the person killed only as a man in his mid-20s. The other victims suffered serious or critical burn injuries. Several were flown to hospitals in St. Louis and Memphis, Tennessee.

The garage of a neighboring home also caught fire but no one inside that structure was hurt.

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