A husband and wife in North Carolina escaped from their burning home only to die from their injuries early Monday.

The house on East Stagecoach Trail in Fallston went up in flames when a truck crashed into a propane tank, The Charlotte Observer reported. The husband and wife died six minutes apart from each other in the hospital, according to Fox 46.

The driver of the truck was also injured and was transported to a hospital.

The explosion sounded like an earthquake and caused a fireball, a witness told WBTV.

Investigators did not identify any of the people involved.

Fallston is located in Cleveland County and is about 50 miles northwest of Charlotte.

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