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Man dies after Cass County house explosion

Police said the explosion happened in the town of Twelve Mile on October 8.

TWELVE MILE, Ind. — A man critically injured in a house explosion last month died Monday night. 

The Allen County Coroner's Office said 63-year-old Paul Ulerick died from multi-system organ failure due to thermal burns from the explosion. 

Police said the explosion happened just before 10 a.m. near County Road 600 East and 800 North on Oct. 8. 

Police said Ulerick was working in the basement of his home when it exploded.  

Credit: Cass County Sheriff

A neighbor heard and felt the explosion and helped Ulerick from the debris. 

Medics transported Ulerick to Logansport Memorial Hospital and later to a Fort Wayne hospital in critical condition.  

Ulerick was the only person home at the time of the explosion. 

The Indiana State Fire Marshall’s Office is investigating the cause of the explosion. 

Anyone with information is asked to call the Cass County Sheriff’s Department at 574-753-7800.

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