Coroner: 3rd victim in Wyatt, Mo. house explosion dies
WYATT, Mo. (KFVS) - A third person has died as a result of Monday’s house explosion in Mississippi County, Missouri.
Mississippi County Coroner Terry Parker says 22-year-old Myranda Gale Golden passed away from her injuries Friday.
Parker reported Golden’s 3-year-old daughter, Kaimana Coleman, died from her injuries on Thursday, August 18 at Vanderbilt Hospital.
In a Facebook post, the sheriff’s office said the girl’s father, 23-year-old Corey Coleman, died from his injuries in the blast on Monday and a 6-month-old sibling was also hurt in the blast.
Ten people were in the Pecan Street home when it exploded.
The sheriff’s office said the six other victims are in stable condition at various Mid-West hospitals. Their medical treatment is ongoing.
Mississippi County Sheriff Britton Ferrell is asking the community to keep the victims in their prayers.
“Please pray for this family and everyone who was involved in this incident. This incident was beyond tragic and struck this community hard,” said Sheriff Ferrell.
On Tuesday, investigators determined a gas leak from a propane tank was the cause of the explosion at the home on the 500 block of Pecan Street.
It is not clear what ignited the gas, but investigators narrowed it down to the gas cook stove or a gas water heater.
The sheriff’s office said the explosion has been ruled an accident, but the investigation continues.
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