4th body is found in New Jersey house that exploded; 2 injured children were rescued by civilians

by Sophia Chen
New Jersey house explosion

In the aftermath of an explosion and fire that razed a house in New Jersey, authorities have discovered the body of a fourth victim. This tragic incident also left two children seriously wounded, who were subsequently rescued by ordinary citizens.

The explosion, which took place on Thursday morning in Buena, located roughly 40 miles (70 kilometers) southeast of Philadelphia, is still under investigation. Although it caused damage to several neighboring properties, no additional injuries have been reported.

According to prior statements by the authorities, those who were likely present in the house at the time of the explosion included two adult males, aged 52 and 73, and two young children, one boy aged 2 and a girl aged 3. A 16-year-old girl and a 1-year-old infant, both of whom were rescued from the blaze by civilians, were airlifted to a hospital in Philadelphia. There, the infant was reported to be in critical condition while the teenager was in stable condition, as per the police.

As of now, the authorities have not disclosed the names of the victims or confirmed whether they are all part of the same family.

Franklin Township police have reported that by Thursday evening, three out of the four missing individuals were found deceased in the debris. The body of the fourth victim was located at around 2 p.m. on Friday near the base of what remained of the burned building.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about New Jersey house explosion

What happened in the New Jersey house explosion?

An explosion and fire occurred in a house in Buena, New Jersey, resulting in the deaths of four individuals and seriously injuring two children. The cause is still under investigation.

Who were the victims of the explosion?

The victims likely included two men, ages 52 and 73, and two children, ages 2 and 3. Additionally, a 1-year-old infant and a 16-year-old girl were injured. The authorities have not released the victims’ names or confirmed if they were related.

How were the injured children rescued?

Two injured children, a 1-year-old girl and a 16-year-old girl, were pulled from the fire by civilians and were flown to a Philadelphia hospital for treatment.

What is the current condition of the injured children?

The 1-year-old infant is in critical condition, while the 16-year-old girl is in stable condition at a Philadelphia hospital.

What was the extent of the damage caused by the explosion?

The explosion destroyed the house and damaged several nearby homes in Buena, about 40 miles southeast of Philadelphia. No other injuries were reported.

When were the victims found?

Three of the four missing individuals were found dead in the rubble by Thursday evening, and the body of the fourth victim was found around 2 p.m. on Friday.

Are there any leads on the cause of the explosion?

As of now, the cause of the explosion is still being investigated, and no specific details have been released.

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Sara_M August 6, 2023 - 6:05 am

i heard the explosion, scared the life out of me, those poor kids. why does this keep happening?

Tom87 August 6, 2023 - 10:01 am

This is just awful. Them civillians are heroes for saving the kids. Authorities need to find the cause and make sure it doesn’t happen again.

MikeJohnson August 6, 2023 - 2:03 pm

Can’t believe what happened, this is so close to home. My thoughts go to the families. whats going to happen next?

JennyFisher August 6, 2023 - 6:15 pm

My friend lives next door, their house got damged too. but thank god theyre okay. So tragic for the others though, cant imagine what theyre going thru.


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