Find a list of your saved stories here

Probe begins of NJ blast that killed 1, injured 7

Probe begins of NJ blast that killed 1, injured 7


14 photos
Save Story

Save stories to read later


Estimated read time: Less than a minute

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

EWING, N.J. (AP) — Officials are awaiting autopsy results on a woman who was killed after a gas leak and explosion destroyed at least 10 houses and damaged dozens of others at a suburban town house development in Ewing.

The explosion Tuesday afternoon happened after a gas line was damaged by contractors who were digging in the area. Seven workers were injured.

Lt. Ron Lunetta says officials are unable to identify the victim, who was discovered on a car near the explosion site. They also don't know whether she lived at the development.

A majority of the displaced residents aren't expected to be able to go home until Wednesday morning at the earliest. Some are being sheltered at a local fire house, while others stayed overnight with family and friends.

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Photos

Most recent U.S. stories

Related topics

U.S.
BRUCE SHIPKOWSKI - Associated Press, GEOFF MULVIHILL

    SIGN UP FOR THE KSL.COM NEWSLETTER

    Catch up on the top news and features from KSL.com, sent weekly.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to KSL.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast