- 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.