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Home explosion in Elizabeth, NJ claims second life: police

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The scene of a possible explosion on Magnolia Avenue in Elizabeth, N.J., on Nov. 11, 2015. (Photo: @lulune6c)

The scene of a possible explosion on Magnolia Avenue in Elizabeth, N.J., on Nov. 11, 2015. (Photo: @lulune6c)

ELIZABETH, N.J. — A woman has died from her injuries she sustained after an explosion at a home in Elizabeth on Nov. 11 killed one man and wounded more than a dozen others, police confirmed.

Kimiyah Henderson, 24, died Thursday evening.

“This is a tragic result of a horrific event and the incident is still under investigation,” said Elizabeth Mayor J. Christian Bollwage. “My thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims.”

The explosion happened around 8 a.m. on Magnolia Avenue, where the second floor of a home was leveled, officials said.

Femi Brown, 24, was killed in the explosion. Fifteen others, including Henderson and an 11-year-old, were wounded.

Most of those in the duplex — more than a dozen in all — were in the rear of the house and some were still sleeping when the blast went off, Bollwage said the day after the explosion happened.

Utility company spokesman Duane Borne told PIX11 News in November that the preliminary inspections found no gas leaks in the immediate area and crews are checking underground for sources of a possible leak.