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KCC seeks more time to investigate house explosion

July 25, 2012

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— The Kansas Corporation Commission says it needs more time to investigate a house explosion that killed a Topeka woman.

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House explodes in Topeka

WIBW reports the KCC was to present its findings Tuesday in the January blast that killed 81-year-old Lucinia Tolliver. But the corporation says it needs additional time to complete the investigation.

Investigators have said digging in a yard west of Tolliver's home caused a natural gas service line to separate from the main line underground. The natural gas migrated into Tolliver's home, which exploded.

She suffered severe burns and died about a week after the explosion.

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