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Gas line explosion destroys New Jersey home, injures seven workers

A “rather large” gas line explosion in central New Jersey injured seven workers and wrecked parts of a suburban condo complex Tuesday afternoon, authorities said. Flames, debris and dark smoke soared into the Ewing Township sky about 12:50 p.m., and video from the scene showed fire crews still dousing the rubble with water two hours later. Public Service Electric & Gas Co., the energy utility for the area, said in a statement that a contractor reported damage to the gas line shortly before noon. Workers were repairing the damage when the explosion occurred. Two PSE&G employees were hospitalized for non-life-threatening injuries, the utility said. Three other workers were...