1 woman killed after explosion during gender reveal announcement near Knoxville

Local News

KNOXVILLE — A woman is dead following an explosion during a gender-reveal announcement in Marion County Saturday.

Deputies were called to a home in the 2000 block of 180th Place in rural Knoxville just after 4:00 p.m.

When first responders arrived, they said they found a 56-year-old woman dead at the scene.

They said a gender reveal announcement resulted in the explosion, which caused a flying piece of debris to strike the victim.

Among those taking part in the investigation is the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is expected to release more details Monday.

This is a developing story.

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