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UPDATE: 2 dead, 3 injured after explosion levels home in Evansville neighborhood

EVANSVILLE, Ind. – Officials say two bodies were discovered in the basement of a home that exploded in an Evansville neighborhood Tuesday morning.

According to WEVV, the explosion happened just after 8:40 a.m. in the 1700 block of Hercules Avenue. Sgt. Todd Ringle with the Indiana State Police said there were injuries from the blast, which drew a large response to the neighborhood.

WEVV reported that three people, one of them a child, were taken to area hospitals. Later, officials said two bodies were found in the basement of the home.

Crews closed part of Highway 41 and other nearby streets so emergency response units could reach the home.

The Evansville Police Department taped off surrounding homes as investigators try to determine what caused the blast.