Brooklyn Explosion: 13 Ave – 42 St.
Update Brooklyn Explosion:
A second body was pulled Monday from the rubble of the Borough Park building that collapsed from a gas explosion that left one woman dead and another missing, according to officials.
Franchezka Figueroa, 47, a mother of three, lived on the second floor of 4206 13th Ave., near 42nd Street, and has not been seen since the blast on 1 p.m. Saturday, officials and family members said.
Third-floor tenant Ligia Puello, 64, was found in a stairwell and pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
Thirteen people were injured; three of which were treated at Methodist Hospital, including one person who suffered critical injuries.
There is speculation that Figueroa’s stove could be the cause of this horrific explosion.
Figueroa is said to have purchased a high-end stove. As she moved moved out of the apartment and were going to take that stove with them,” said FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro.
“[That] leads us, preliminary, to look in that direction as the cause of the explosion.”