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Social Media Captures Deadly Gas Explosion



    Neighbors and passersby took to Twitter to share images from the scene of an explosion at a New Jersey housing development. The fatal explosion occurred on Crocket Lane in Ewing Township. A loud boom was heard at 12:50 p.m. A woman's body was recovered later in the afternoon by fire investigators.

    Another seven people were injured, 5 PSE&G workers and two contractors.

    “I was sitting and watching television and I heard a big bang, a really big bang. I went outside and drove up the street," said neighbor Josh Forst.

    "It was a big shaking feeling. The windows were shattered on every house on the street.”

    Forst got in his car and drove a quarter of a mile to the scene to see what exactly had happened. To his surprise, the scene was more horrific than he could have imagined. He witnessed fire coming from a home in his development. Crews battle the blaze, which could be seen from SkyForce10.

    There is no official word on what caused the explosion although PSE&G said that workers were repairing a utility line.