VIDEO: Gas Main Explodes in Philly Killing Worker

A gas main explosion in a Northeast Philadelphia neighbourhood killed one person on Tuesday and injured five others, after a 50-foot fireball leaped into the sky and forced dozens of residents from their homes.

Fire dispatchers received a report of a gas and water main break in the Tacony neighbourhood at 7.19 pm.

The blast occurred a little over an hour later, as officials were inspecting the house.

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