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Second Woman Injured In House Explosion Dies

A rural Texas woman severely burned in a house explosion that claimed her sister

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DOBBIN (June 16, 2013)-- Lena Mock Knight, 65, who was severely burned in a house explosion that claimed her sister's life and left and her infant nephew seriously hurt, died Saturday in a Houston hospital.

Jennifer Mock, 55, who suffered severe burns in the explosion last week in Dobbin in Montgomery County, died Thursday.

Wyatt Mock, Jennifer Mock’s 8-month-old grandson, remains at the University of Medical Branch in Galveston where he prognosis is good, the Montgomery County Fire Marshal’s Office said.

The baby, his grandmother and his aunt were flown to Houston last Tuesday morning after their house exploded in the small Montgomery County town.

Authorities said a state trooper and a telephone company worker ran into the rubble of the burning home to pull victims out after the blast.

The explosion at the home in the 100 block of North FM 1486 near the Highway 105 intersection west of Montgomery and Conroe which knocked down trees and scattered debris, was felt as far as 40 miles away.

The cause hasn’t been determined, but Montgomery County fire marshal's investigators suspect a buildup of flammable gases in or around the home led to the explosion, which family members believe happened when the stove in the home was turned on.


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