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A house explosion occurred Saturday at 10087 20th Street SE near Clara City. Tribune photo by Ron Adams

Woman survives blast in rural Clara City, Minn., being buried under debris of 2-story house


CLARA CITY -- When emergency crews arrived at a rural Clara City farm house around 3:45 a.m. Saturday, they saw nothing but a pile of debris and held little hope that anyone would be alive under the rubble of a two-story house that had collapsed in a violent explosion.

But about an hour later, in the darkness of the early dawn, an excavator gingerly lifted two pieces of roof from the wreckage to reveal Janice Harms very much alive.

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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
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