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Man dies in Costa Mesa house explosion

Posted: April 15, 2013 6:48 a.m.
Updated: April 15, 2013 6:48 a.m.

COSTA MESA (AP) — Police say a Costa Mesa man has died in an explosion at his home that's prompted the evacuation of 16 neighbors.

Authorities say the 52-year-old man was killed by some sort of explosive device around 8 p.m. Sunday. Neighbors say they had found the man lying in the front yard about two hours earlier and called an ambulance but he refused any help and went back inside.

A bomb squad was called to the scene after the blast to search the home. Police say they found and detonated another explosive device Monday morning.

Meanwhile, nearby homes remain evacuated until the house is declared safe.



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