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A house explosion in southeast Missouri this week has taken the life of a young child

A second person has passed away after a house explosion in southeast Missouri on Monday.

The Tennessee Medical Examiner's Office in Nashville contacted the Mississippi County Sheriff’s Office in Missouri Thursday to report a 3-year-old girl died from her injuries sustained in the house explosion in Wyatt. The girl had been hospitalized at Vanderbilt Hospital since Monday.

The Father, Coery Coleman, succumbed to his injuries on Monday.

Authorities report the mother -- whose name is not being released at this time -- is still in critical condition and fighting for her life. A 6-month-old child is still in critical condition and fighting for her life.

The other six victims are in stable condition and still undergoing medical treatment in various Midwest hospitals.

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