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East Bethel, MN (KROC-AM News) - Three people were injured this morning when an explosion leveled a home in a Twin Cities suburb.

The Anoka County Sheriff's Office says the explosion was reported just before 8:30 a.m. in the city of East Bethel. Deputies and personnel from the East Bethel Fire Department responded to the scene and reported finding what appeared to have been an explosion in a home under construction.


Three people were trapped in the rubble of the residence and had to be extricated by members of the North Metro Special Rescue Team. The Sheriff’s Office says one man was transported to the Hennepin County Medical Center by helicopter, while the two other injured men were transported by ambulance. Information about their medical conditions is not yet available.

The names of the injured man have not been released, and the cause of the explosion is under investigation.

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