1 dead in home explosion in New Jersey

At least one person is dead after a house explosion Thursday in New Jersey.

Police responded to a home in South River around 7:03 p.m. for reports of an explosion, the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office said in a statement.

Police found two men “who had been seriously injured by the explosion,” the statement said.

Firefighters are working at the scene of an explosion at a home in South River, New Jersey, on Thursday.Courtesy of Rob Wasilewski

One victim, Kevin Gilbert, 62, of South River, died at the scene. The other victim was transported to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, the prosecutor’s office said.

Detectives are investigating the cause of the explosion.

South River is approximately 27 miles south of Newark.

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