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NJ - Ewing Twp - Gas Explosion Damaging Homes with several Injuries

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  1. fran

    fran Former Member

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    Explosion damages homes, sparks fire in Ewing Twp., New Jersey

    Police tell Action News that a private company was working in the area when a worker struck a gas line. PSE&G was immediately called to the scene to make repairs and that's when there was an explosion.

    Multiple injuries are being reported, including two PSE&G workers.

    Marsha Brown, who lives in the development, described the incident on Action News as a "Huge explosion, like a bomb. A house was in flames, gas workers were laying out with legs broken, arms broken, gashes."

    more at link ..............http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?section=news/local&id=9454061
     
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    House explosion in Ewing with multiple burn injuries reported

    EWING -- Fire and police agencies are responding to an explosion in a condo complex in Ewing with multiple injuries reported.

    The incident at the South Fork at Ewing complex was quickly escalated to two alarms and prompted a response from rescue agencies in multiple surrounding towns and across the Delaware River.

    John Sass, who lives on Willis Drive, in a neighborhood of single-family houses adjacent to the townhouse development, said he and his wife were having lunch at home about 12:20 p.m. when they heard the explosion. “We didn’t know if it was an air crash or something,” Sass said.

    He closed all the windows, shut off the lights and went outside. “We saw the huge flames and you could see it billowing out,” he said.

    Sass ran toward the fire, where he found three families with children who lived in the development and had left their homes. He brought them back to his house to stay warm. By 2 p.m. he said they had all left with family members.

    full article at link .................. http://www.nj.com/mercer/index.ssf/...in_ewing_with_multiple_injuries_reported.html
     
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    Blue_Dolphin308 We can't help everyone, But everyone can help some

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    Blue_Dolphin308 We can't help everyone, But everyone can help some

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    7 people hurt, they are still doing search and rescue
     
  5. tillietuesday

    tillietuesday New Member

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    Friends of mine felt their office building shake....15 miles away....this is a pretty densely populated area, with a whole slew of businesses and a couple of colleges close by....thankfully, Capital Health is right off the highway in Hopewell with another campus (level 3 Trauma) in Trenton...prayers...
     
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    Woman killed, 7 injured in Ewing Township explosion

    It was not clear if the woman who was killed was inside or outside a residence when the explosion occurred.

    No one else is believed to be missing.

    Of the seven people who were injured, five were PSE&G workers, while the other two were workers from contactor Henkels and McCoy.

    full article and video at link ........... http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?section=news/local&id=9454061
     
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    Saw pictures in the morning papers. Prayers for all.
     

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