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3 dead, 8 injured in Salem, NY, home explosion

July 13, 2011

SALEM, N.Y. (AP) - State police say the explosion that flattened an upstate New York home killed three people and injured eight others.

Lt. John Agresta tells The Saratogian newspaper that all 11 people were found in the rubble of the home in Salem, near the Vermont border by Sandgate, Vt. The eight survivors have different degrees of injuries and were taken to local hospitals.

Agresta says the three dead were adults.

The blast happened around noon Wednesday.

Diane Keys, an employee at a restaurant about a half-mile from the explosion site, tells the newspaper that the blast shook the restaurant.

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