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No foul play suspected in deadly natural gas explosion

(Source: Giacomo Luca, KFVS) (Source: Giacomo Luca, KFVS)
(Source: Giacomo Luca, KFVS) (Source: Giacomo Luca, KFVS)
(Source: Giacomo Luca, KFVS) (Source: Giacomo Luca, KFVS)
INA, IL (KFVS) -

A natural gas explosion killed husband and wife on Friday night in southern Illinois.

According to Jefferson County Coroner Eddie Joe Marks, no foul play is suspected.

He said he's still waiting on final results from autopsy and toxicology reports, but at this time the cause of death is consistent with the explosion and fire that followed.

The autopsies were conducted on Sunday in Mt. Vernon, Ill.

Marks said the house exploded just before 8 p.m. in Ina, Ill.

The victims are Byford Campbell, 87 and Wastina Campbell, 87

Byford Campbell was a retired pastor. The next of kin was notified, according to the coroner.

Marks said the explosion blew house apart and set the wreckage on fire.

Police say the home was on fire and a natural gas line was spewing flames when emergency crews arrived.

The exact cause of the explosion remains under investigation.

The state fire marshal, state police, CSI, Jefferson fire district, Sesser fire department and Waltonville fire department were with the coroner at the scene.

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