IOWA: Woman Killed In Gender Reveal Explosion

CNN reports:

A woman has died after an explosion at a gender reveal party in Iowa, authorities say. The 56-year-old woman, unnamed by authorities, was pronounced dead at the scene Saturday in the city of Knoxville, according to a press release from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.

The subsequent investigation found “a gender reveal announcement resulted in the explosion” — and the woman was struck by a flying piece of debris, according to the press release.

Gender reveal parties, which have grown in popularity in recent years, feature expectant parents who find out and announce the gender of their unborn baby, often with guests watching and filming on the sidelines.