Job-site explosion damages neighborhood

The explosion was planned, however, it malfunctioned and caused damage

By Wally Kennedy
The Joplin Globe

JOPLIN, Mo. — Bernice Hall was focused on her knitting Thursday afternoon at her home in the 2000 block of South Grand Avenue when she heard the blast.

"I kind of jumped,’’ she said. "I told my grandson: ‘It’s not storming, but something just blew up.’ It sure scared the hell out of me."

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