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Funerals Set for People Killed in Gas Explosion

Funerals Set for People Killed in Gas Explosion



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SARATOGA SPRINGS, Utah (AP) -- Family and friends are preparing to say their final goodbyes to the two people killed in a natural-gas explosion in Saratoga Springs.

Deputies say 24-year-old April Roper and 48-year-old Larry Radford --- a Questar worker -- died on Tuesday following the explosion.

April Roper with her daughter
April Roper with her daughter

Authorities say the explosion happened after a utility worker punctured a gas line yards away from Roper's home. Radford subsequently followed Roper down into her basement to check on her furnace and water heater. Moments later --- the house exploded.

Radford's funeral will be held tomorrow at noon at the Anderson and Sons Mortuary in American Fork. Roper's funeral will take place on Monday at 11 a.m. at an LDS church in Orem.

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Viewings:

Larry Radford:
Today from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Anderson and Sons Mortuary in American Fork.

April Roper:
Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Walker Sanderson Funeral Home in Orem.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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