Irene Sanok, 92, was killed in an explosion at a home on Bedford Avenue in Lackawanna, New York, USA, WIVB.com reported Tuesday, July 20.
It is clarified that no other residents of the area were injured. There were no other people in the house where the explosion occurred. When police and firefighters arrived on the scene, the house was completely destroyed, and the foundation of the building was on fire.
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The consequences of the explosion were felt by residents of both nearby homes and communities. According to firefighters, a total of seven houses were damaged. The degree of damage is being assessed.
The cause of the explosion is still unknown. The investigation will presumably last for several days, the newspaper noted.