Man hurt in Butler County home explosion dies

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James Horn | Courtesy Facebook James Horn | Courtesy Facebook
KAKE News spoke with James Horn's son, Jeremiah, in the days following the explosion. KAKE News spoke with James Horn's son, Jeremiah, in the days following the explosion.
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A man injured in a home explosion in Butler County last month has died, a Wichita hospital official confirmed Thursday.

James Horn, 67, died Thursday. Horn had been in stable condition at Via Christi St. Francis in Wichita since the explosion. 

The explosion happened on September 11 in the area of 155th Street and Indianola Road, which is near Rose Hill. Fire investigators believe a propane leak caused the explosion. 

The following was posted to James' Facebook page:

The Horn Family would like to Thank You all for your thoughts and prayers. With a heavy heart we want to inform you all that James passed away today. James Horn fought for 25 days to stay here with us, but his body just could not keep up. We ask for your continued prayers during this difficult time. We lost an amazing Man.


Previous story:

Jeremiah Horn says his dad is lucky to be alive after gas leak caused his father's home to explode with his father still inside it.

The explosion happened earlier this month just outside of Rose Hill. Fire investigators did determine the propane leak came from the basement where James Horn was working. Jeremiah Horn said the fire burn 40 percent of his dad's body, but he's just grateful his dad made it out of the house.

"I'm really thankful for Thomas the guy that pulled him out of the basement," said Jeremiah.

Detectives still haven't determine what caused the leak. James remains in the hospital in serious but stable condition.

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