(STAFFORD TOWNSHIP, N.J.) — A police car’s dashboard camera captured a massive explosion on Tuesday that completely destroyed a house and reportedly injured 15 people, two critically, in Stafford Township, New Jersey.
The explosion occurred at 10:32 a.m. as workers were trying to locate the source of a leak that filled the neighborhood with the smell of gas, and many of the injured were gas company workers and emergency responders, ABC News affiliate WPVI-TV reported.
Area homes were being evacuated around the time of the explosion, according to the Stafford Township Police Twitter page.
Gas main break at RT9 & Oak Ave. Homes in immediate area being evacuated. NJ Gas is, actively correcting problem. http://t.co/1acNYo81Jw
— Stafford Police NJ (@StaffordPolice) February 24, 2015
Stafford Township Police did not immediately respond to a request for further comment.
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