New York woman killed, child survives Christmas day gas explosion in Poconos

POCONO TOWNSHIP, Pennsylvania (WABC) -- A New York woman in her 30s died on Christmas day during a gas explosion in the Poconos.

The incident happened on Lower Swiftwater Road near Route 611 in Pocono Township.

The woman, who has not been identified, drove over a gas line that was buried under a road, which triggered the explosion.

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There were three other people in the car, including a 3-year-old child who survived the blast and will be OK.

A man in the car was also injured.

The company that owns the gas line says there was no indication of an explosion involving its main or associated equipment.

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Derick Waller reports on the 14-year-old speaking out about the incident.



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