Fire officials in Eastern Illinois's Vermillion County say two people are dead after an explosion rocked a small town.
The blast outside Fairmount, town of just over 600 people. The Illinois State Fire Marshal is investigating.
The Vermilion County coroner identifies the victims as 77-year-old Delores Sapp and 64-year-old Floyd Walton.
Smoke could be seen for smiles and fire officials say the home was blown "completely apart".