EWING, N.J. (PIX11/AP) — One person has died and seven utility workers are reported injured after a townhouse in a New Jersey complex exploded Tuesday.
The home in Ewing, just outside of Trenton, apparently burst into flames at about 1 p.m. One of the residents of the South Fork development was killed, according to a spokesman. The person’s name is being withheld pending notification of the family.
Seven utility workers were injured in the explosion, which happened just after a subcontractor working on the home reported hitting a gas line.
A spokesman at Capital Regional Medican Center says two of the injured apparently have traumatic injuries
Flames can be seen shooting up from the ground, apparently fed by a gas line.
Dozens of families are unable to stay in their homes Tuesday night.