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Elderly Explosion Victim Speaks Out

97-Year Old Woman and Her Dog Escape Blast

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    Home Explosion Victim Speaks Out

    97 year old home explosion victim from Cinnaminson speaks exclusively to NBC10. (Published Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011)

    It’s a miraculous story of survival in South Jersey.  A feisty 97-year old woman and her dog escaped an explosion that leveled their home. She described the ordeal to NBC 10 by telephone on Wednesday.

    “All the sudden, it went boom!  And the ceiling come down on my head and side”, said Marion Sands.

    It happened Tuesday night at 1001 Edgewood Lane in Cinnaminson, NJ.

    "I picked up my dog and I turned around.  Couldn't go out the front because flames were shooting up.  I turned around and the whole side of my kitchen was missing", Sands said.

    Luckily No Major Injuries After Major Explosion

    [PHI] Luckily No Major Injuries After Major Explosion
    An elderly woman and her pet were rescued in the nick of time after her home exploded in Cinnaminson Tuesday night. The day after authorities were searching for a cause and neighbors were thanking God.
    (Published Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011)

    Several neighbors ran to help, including Ron Ruppert.

    "I just looked at her and said Mrs. Sands, we need to get out of here”, said Ruppert.

    Investigators are still trying to determine what caused the explosion.  It was felt as far as Palmyra, NJ.

    Hero Describes Rescue Following Cinnaminson Explosion

    Hero Describes Rescue Following Cinnaminson Explosion
    A House explodes in Cinnaminson with an elderly woman and her dog inside Tuesday night and thanks in part to Ron Ruppert both woman and dog survived the blast.
    (Published Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011)

    Sands is recovering from a cut to her head and a broken rib at Cooper University Hospital in Camden.


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    RAW VIDEO: Aftermath of Cinnaminson Blast

    [PHI] RAW VIDEO: Aftermath of Cinnaminson Blast
    An explosion on Edgewood Lane was felt miles away Tuesday night. A woman and dog inside the house were rescued by neighbors.
    (Published Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011)