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Body found after house explodes in southwestern Oklahoma


August 25, 2019

LAWTON, Okla. (AP) — Authorities in southwestern Oklahoma say a body has been discovered in the charred rubble of a vacant residence that exploded and burned.

Television station KSWO reports that the explosion occurred shortly before 7 a.m. on Saturday in Lawton, about 78 miles (126 kilometers) southwest of Oklahoma City.

Neighbors reported that they believed the residence was vacant, but emergency responders say they discovered the remains of a body inside after the flames were extinguished. The identity of the person and other details, including whether the person was a man or a woman,...

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