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NJ mayor provides deadly condo explosion update

Wednesday, March 05, 2014 - 01:13

March 5 - Ewing Mayor Bert Steinmann is trying to get residents back to their homes following a deadly condo explosion the day before. Gavino Garay reports.

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A deadly explosion on Tuesday flattened homes in this condominium development in Ewing Township, New Jersey, killing at least one person. The Mayor says he's trying to get residents home as soon as it's safe. (SOUNDBITE) EWING MAYOR SAYING: "...(We had) our inspectors go out there early this morning, and also had our inspectors call outside agencies, hopewell and those areas, they came and assisted us to go through the units that were slightly damaged, or not damaged at all, so we can be absolutely sure that we can get people in those units." So far, no indication about what happened. (SOUNDBITE) EWING MAYOR SAYING: "I don't know what went wrong..." A local utility company said workers had been called to the development shortly before noon after a gas line was damaged. The explosion occurred around 1 p.m. in the township, about 10 miles north of Trenton. Local authorities say seven workers were injured. The body of the victim was found some distance from the explosion. Local media reports that the body of was of an older woman who was found on the top of a car. Her identity has not been released.

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NJ mayor provides deadly condo explosion update

Wednesday, March 05, 2014 - 01:13