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Family members, neighbors shaken up after deadly house explosion

Family members tell us the man in this picture is the son of one of the victims. (WFIE) Family members tell us the man in this picture is the son of one of the victims. (WFIE)
EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) -

Neighbors and family members were shaken up after a deadly house explosion in Evansville.

It happened around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at 1717 Hercules Avenue.

Neighbors told us they heard the explosion and then saw flames and smoke.

Several people who say they are family members of the people who lived in the home rushed to the area. Over a dozen people who believe they are related to at least one of the victims were also on the scene.

The Evansville Fire Department confirmed around 1 p.m. they recovered the bodies of two women from the basement of the home.

[EFD: 2 bodies recovered from basement]

Two adults, a man and a woman, and an eight-year-old boy were also hurt in the explosion. 

Michael Kneer is in critical condition and was taken to St. Vincent before being transferred to the University of Louisville Hospital.

The woman and child were taken to an area hospital. The child was then flown to Riley Children's Hospital in Indianapolis, where we're told the child is being treated in the emergency room. 

There's no word yet on their conditions.

An autopsy for the two bodies that were recovered is scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday.

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