June 28, 2023

75-Year-Old Airlifted After Propane Explosion In Amite County

Morgan Howard

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According to WLBT, a 75-year-old man was airlifted after a propane explosion in Amite County on Wednesday.

The victim was flown to a Louisiana burn center in Baton Rouge where his condition is unknown.

Neighbors said they heard a loud boom around 6:30 a.m. at an RV on Mt. Pleasant Road in Gloster.

Amite County Emergency Management Agency Director Grant McCurley told WLBT that the explosion had completely destroyed the RV structure that was feet away from a pickup truck.

The 75-year-old victim was found inside the truck when crews arrived.

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