E. Idaho boy dies in backyard explosion

E. Idaho boy dies in backyard explosion

AMMON, Idaho (AP) — Authorities in eastern Idaho say a 14-year-old boy building a homemade gun or cannon with a friend died following an explosion.

The Bonneville County Sheriff’s Offices says Carson Eva of Ammon died Monday after a piece of wood from the explosion became impaled in his chest.

Sheriff’s Office spokesman Bryan Lovell tells the Post Register that the boys were working on a backyard project and not building a weapon.

Authorities are continuing to investigate. A GoFundMe page has been created for his family.

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