Daschcam Footage Shows Gas Explosion as House Disintegrates Leaving 15 Injured

Shocking images taken by a passer-by’s car dashcam show the moment a house literally explodes following a gas main break in Manahawkin, New Jersey on Tuesday morning. The total injury toll was 15 and it appears that precautions were already being taken the moment the accident happen, as all of the victims were in fact first responders.
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The raw video footage of the Stafford house simply disintegrating was taking by a police in-car camera and tells a lot about how dangerous any gas leak can actually be. Two of the 15 people were critically injured. According to App, the house at 59 Oack Ave. in the Cedar Run section of the township was under renovation and no one was home at the time of the huge blast, which happened at 10:33 a.m.

Not only did the home tear to pieces, but it also caused damage to about a dozen neighboring houses and was heard more than 10 miles away in Lacey. In other words, we’re talking about a severe accident that could have been a lot worse if it weren’t for the brave men who intervened.

The reason the number of victims wasn’t a lot worse was that first responders - seven gas company workers, six firefighters and two emergency management technicians - arrived quickly on sight. According to Stafford Township Police captain Thomas Dellane, authorities have received a call at 8:44 a.m. about the odor of gas in the neighborhood. Police went to the scene to investigate and subsequently ordered an evacuation of the area.

Dellane said the cause of the explosion is currently unknown as multiple law enforcement and state regulatory agencies are all working together to find out what happened.

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