NJ explosion kills 1, injures 7

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

One person was killed and seven people were injured after an explosion in a Ewing neighborhood Tuesday.

One person was killed and seven people were injured after an explosion in a Ewing neighborhood Tuesday. (3/5/14)

EWING TOWNSHIP - 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 townhouse development in New Jersey yesterday.

A spokesperson for PSE&G says crews responded just before noon to a townhouse complex on a report that a gas line was damaged by contractors working on an electrical problem. Crews were working on repairs when the explosion occurred at around 1 p.m. Seven workers were injured.

Officials have not yet identified 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 later today at the earliest. Some are being sheltered at a local firehouse, while others stayed overnight with family and friends.

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