Officials: House explosion near Holton kills 1, injures 1
May 12, 2021
HOLTON, Kan. (AP) — A house explosion in northeastern Kansas has left one man dead and a woman seriously injured, officials there said.
The explosion happened around 6 p.m. Monday about 3 miles (4.83 kilometers) north of Holton in Jackson County, Topeka television station KSN reported. Sheriff Tim Morse said the blast shattered the windows of neighboring homes and could be felt all the way into Holton.
Morse said the blast killed Billy "Lu" Griffiths, 61, who lived at the home. The woman was flown to a Kansas City hospital with serious injuries. She has not been identified.