Death toll in blast that rocked New Jersey home rises to 4

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Posted: Jan 27, 2016 4:38 PM

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — The death toll in an explosion that rocked a northern New Jersey home in November has risen to four.

NJ.com (bit.ly/1lTswCd) reports that 11-year-old Tyquan Henderson died Tuesday, three weeks after the death of his 36-year-old sister, Tavasha Henderson.

Both siblings were hurt in the Nov. 11 blast at a multifamily home in Elizabeth where they lived. Officials have said the ground floor of the three-story home was illegally converted into a living unit with gas and electric, and the explosion was caused by gas.

Another sibling hurt in the explosion, 26-year-old Kimayha Henderson, died Dec. 3. A fouth resident, 24-year-old Femi Brown, died the day of the blast.

No charges have been filed in the blast, but authorities say the investigation is ongoing.

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Information from: NJ Advance Media.