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These images show the sheer destruction of the fatal Mississauga house explosion

An explosion that rattled a Mississauga neighbourhood Tuesday afternoon cut a swath of destruction witnesses likened to an earthquake.

1 house obliterated, 24 other houses sustain varying levels of damage

An explosion that rattled a Mississauga neighbourhood Tuesday afternoon cut a swath of destruction witnesses likened to an earthquake.

One person was killed at the site of the explosion that levelled one home and damaged 24 others.

These images show the sheer destruction of the explosion.

Rubble is all that's left of what used to be a home.

(Nathan Denette/Canadian Press)

Firefighters sift through the ruins.

(Nathan Denette/Canadian Press)

Debris sat scattered on the roadway as smoke lingered in the air.

Residents take in the damage in the aftermath.

Shards of wood, bricks and other remnants of the home littered nearby streets.

(Zeljko Zidaric/Canadian Press)

Windows on an apartment near the scene were shattered.

(Mark Blinch/Canadian Press)

Smoke billowing into the air was visible kilometres away.

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