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NJ blast victim was resident of leveled home

Local News | Mar 06, 2014

NJ blast victim was resident of leveled home

EWING, N.J. (AP) — The victim of a massive explosion at a New Jersey town house development has been identified as a woman who lived in the home that was leveled.

Police said Wednesday that the body of 62-year-old Linda Cerritelli was found on a car. The vehicle was near the site of Tuesday’s explosion in the town of Ewing, just outside the state capital of Trenton.

Twenty or more houses at the development are still uninhabitable.

Seven utility workers were injured in the blast, which occurred after utility officials said a contractor replacing electric service to Cerritelli’s home damaged a gas line.

Health products giant Johnson & Johnson says she was a regional office coordinator for the company.