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Body found in basement of Raytown home that exploded

Posted at 1:42 PM, Jun 29, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-29 18:21:57-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A body has been found in the basement of a home in Raytown after an explosion and fire Monday evening.

A spokesperson for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Kansas City said crews found the body Tuesday.

The body was turned over to the Jackson County Medical Examiner's Office for identification, the spokesperson said.

Multiple other people were injured in the explosion, which leveled part of the duplex in the 7400 block of Englewood Lane.

At least one of those injured were children.

Officials said Tuesday afternoon they believe the person who was killed was making illegal fireworks, which set off the blast.