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US: House Explodes Killing Siblings, 4 And 6

According to police official, the US state of Missouri cancelled school on Friday , siblings aged 4 and 6, were killed at their house when it exploded. They were home on a rare weekday because of extremely cold weather.

In Defiance, Missouri, the deaths of four-year-old Julian Keiser and his six-year-old sibling Jamison have shocked the community. According to reports from officials, mother, Evelyn Turpiano, and grandparents, Jennifer Ham and Vern Ham, barely avoided the fire.

The severity of the blaze hindered rescue efforts, even with the prompt arrival of police and firefighters on the scene minutes after the reported explosion. In a desperate bid to find the boys, firefighters reportedly broke through the window of the burning residence and entered. Julian and Jamison were discovered dead as a result of their inability to get to them in time.

Sharon Oberlag, a neighbour who heard the explosion, expressed the community’s shock and grief. The brothers, described as the “sweetest little boys”, “Everybody came running of course to help and, God, we never realized to lose the two little boys – it’s so sad what has happened,” she said.

Investigations are still underway to determine what caused the explosion and the ensuing fire.

Following the tragic event, a GoFundMe campaign was created. As of Monday, it has received an incredible amount of support, with almost $145,000 raised.

“If you ever met the boys at the Defiance Roadhouse, the Christmas Festival, or the St. Patty’s Day parade, you will never forget their enthusiasm for life and the joy they brought to all around them,” the fundraiser states.

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