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Number of People Killed in Elizabeth Explosion Climbs to Four

By kcora on

Two more victims of the early November house explosion in Elizabeth have died, raising fatality totals to four.

A St. Barnabas Hospital spokeswoman today confirmed that 11-year-old Tyquan Henderson succumb to his injuries yesterday, while his 36-year-old sister Tavasha Henderson, died on Jan. 5.

On Dec. 3, family and city officials confirmed Kimiyha Henderson, who remained in critically condition, was pronounced dead that morning.

Days after the explosion, city officials announce that investigators determined that the explosion was caused by a gas leak. Adding that the investigation also led authorities to the discovery of an illegal apartment on the ground floor of the home.

The explosion damaged several structures and injured a total of 16 people.

Photo: (Kimiyha Henderson)