Madison County authorities in southeast Missouri say an explosion at Mountain View Church near Marquand Wednesday was caused by two men trying to start a pilot light.The men suffered serious injuries and were taken to the burn unit at a St. Louis hospital.
Weather prevented the victims from being airlifted to that medical facility. No other injuries were reported.
The church is a total loss. A lot of debris had fallen into its basement when the floor gave way.
Story by Missourinet affiliate KREI in Farmington