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Woman dies after being struck by debris from gender reveal explosion

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Woman dies after being struck by debris from gender reveal explosion

A woman died in Marion County on Saturday from an explosion at a gender reveal announcement.

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DES MOINES – Police said a gender reveal announcement that resulted in an explosion left one Iowa woman dead on Saturday.

At about 4:03 p.m., police responded to a report that a 56-year-old woman had been severely injured in an explosion, according to a news release from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.

When officials arrived at the scene in Knoxville, the woman was pronounced dead. Knoxville is about 40 miles southeast of Des Moines.

An investigation determined that the gender reveal announcement resulted in an explosion and caused a piece of debris to fly and hit the victim, the news release stated.

No other information is available at this time.

This is not the first time a gender reveal party has ended in tragedy. In 2017, a gunshot at a gender reveal event sparked a wildfire in Arizona that caused $8 million worth of damage.

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Contributing: The Associated Press

Follow Andrea Sahouri on Twitter at @andreamsahouri. 

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