Cedar Falls Apartment Explosion Kills One

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Explosion at Cedar Falls apartment complex kills one man. (KWWL)

Explosion at Cedar Falls apartment complex kills one man. (KWWL)

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa — One person is dead after an apartment building explosion in northeast Iowa.

Saturday afternoon, people at the Shady Rest Apartments in Cedar Falls heard a loud boom and then felt the complex shake. Debris flew into the parking lot.

Crews rescued 43-year-old Matt Ferleman from his apartment but he later died from his injuries.

Investigators say the explosion is likely related to a gas leak, but the exact cause has not been determined.