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Woman injured in SE Austin house explosion has died

An explosion at a home in SE Austin over the weekend that sent two people to the hospital was caused by a buildup of natural gas caused by a damaged supply line (Photo courtesy: Austin Fire Department)

UPDATE: The woman critically injured in Saturday's house explosion in Southeast Austin has died, according to government records.

The Bexar County Medical Examiner's Office says 44-year-old Nicole Burton died Wednesday morning from complications from severe burns.

She was taken to a San Antonio burn center after a house on Bendridge Trail exploded. Investigators said it was caused by a buildup of natural gas as a result of damaged supply line.

Another person was also injured in the explosion, but his current condition is unknown. Authorities have not released his identity,

Further details were not immediately available.

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An explosion at a home in Southeast Austin that sent two people to the hospital was caused by a buildup of natural gas as a result of damaged supply line, according to Texas Gas Service.

It happened on Bendridge Tr. near E. William Cannon around 1:30 p.m on Saturday afternoon and left debris and broken glass scattered across the street

The utility says that failures were found at a connection of a service line for a neighboring property, which appear to have been caused by third-party damage to the service line.

The cause of the damage is still under investigation, but Texas Gas Service says this was an isolated incident.

The Austin Fire Department says both victims, a man in his 50s and a woman in her 40s, walked out of the home with severe burns on their faces.

The blast sent pieces of debris flying as far as 200 feet away from the home.

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