Published October 6, 2016
PINE RIDGE INDIAN RESERVATION— Tragedy struck the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation on Thursday afternoon when an explosion occurred in a duplex in the East Ridge neighborhood, which is located one-half mile from Pine Ridge Village. Tribal officials confirmed the explosion left four people dead and others were injured.
Two elderly people, a man and a woman, were killed on one side of the duplex; two women were killed on the other side.
Those injured were taken to Rapid City for medical treatment.
The explosion was the result of a gas leak.