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Woman, 56, is killed by flying debris after an explosion during a gender reveal party gone wrong in Iowa

  • Marion County Sheriff’s Office received report around 4pm on Saturday 
  • Deputies responded to home in Knoxville, where explosion took place 
  • Debris was sent flying by explosion during gender reveal party, authorities said 

A 56-year-old woman died after an explosion sent debris flying during a gender-reveal party at a home in rural Iowa on Saturday, authorities said.

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office says it received a report at around 4.03pm of an explosion at a home in Knoxville.

When sheriff’s deputies arrived at the home, the woman was pronounced dead, according to the Des Moines Register.

An investigation found that an explosion took place during a gender reveal announcement party.

Authorities said that the explosion sent debris flying, fatally injuring the victim.

The identity of the woman has yet to be revealed.


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