2 hurt in NJ house explosion

2 hurt in NJ house explosion

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LOWER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) - Investigators will start digging through the rubble to determine what triggered an explosion that leveled a house in southern New Jersey, critically injuring a couple.

The home in Lower Township blew up around 4 p.m. Thursday.

Mayor Michael Beck says neighbors rescued the husband and wife.

Neighbor Nick Plasi says they found Jim and Evelyn McCarty stunned, bloody and burned. Plasi says the husband was in the shower at the time and he came stumbling out of the wall.

They're in critical condition in the burn unit at Crozer Chester Medical Center.

New gas lines were just installed in the neighborhood. Officials say it's too early to tell whether that was the cause.

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