EWING, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A powerful gas explosion at a Ewing, N.J. town house complex left one person dead and at least seven people injured Tuesday.
The blast occurred just off Interstate 95 at 28 Crockett Lane in the South Fork housing community around 1 p.m., CBS Philly reported. As Cleve Bryan of KYW-TV, Philadelphia reported, smoke was still billowing Tuesday night from the site where several homes once stood.
“There was an explosion that I cannot even describe,” one neighbor said.
“My husband thought a plane had hit because we were right here near the airport. And, we knew, we just could not even think. It was that horrifying,” resident Joanne Moon said.
Contractors were extending new electrical service to a town house when the explosion occurred, 1010 WINS’ Gary Baumgarten reported.
Video from the scene shows damage to several units at the complex and widely scattered debris. Flames were seen shooting up from the ground, apparently fed by a gas line.