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One Dead, 10 Injured in Gas Line Blast in Central Illinois

Ameren Illinois crewman Arturo Silva Jr. was killed when a natural gas line exploded in the central Illinois town of Canton.

November 18, 2016

A natural-gas line exploded in Canton, Ill., on Wednesday, Nov. 16, after repair crews had been dispatched following reports that a contractor had damaged a gas line.

Utility work Arturo Silva Jr. was killed in the explosion, and 10 others were injured.

Damage extended for several blocks.

Video and screen capture: ABCNews.com.

This story has been updated.

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