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Man missing after Ohio explosion is found dead

Missing Ohio man found dead more than 24 hours after explosion; 1 victim in critical condition By The Associated Press

FAIRBORN, Ohio (AP) ' A fire official says the body of a 75-year-old man missing since a house exploded in western Ohio has been found.

Fairborn Fire Marshal Carl Day tells the Dayton Daily News ( ) that the man's body was found Sunday afternoon. A statement with more information is expected Sunday.

Six others had been injured in the explosion Saturday. It's believed to have been caused by a contracting crew that was digging for a water line and struck a natural gas line with a backhoe.

Among the victims are a 13-year-old listed as critical at Shriner's Hospital for Children in Cincinnati. Officials say a 1-year-old baby was in fair condition and a 5-year-old was in good condition Sunday morning at another hospital. A third child, whose age wasn't available, was treated and released Saturday.

Officials say two adults were taken to a hospital. Their conditions aren't available.

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