Explosion Kills Jackson Heights Woman

TimesLedger.com – August 10, 2014

by Bill Parry

An early morning fire claimed the life of a 46-year-old Jackson Heights woman Saturday, according to the NYPD. Residents of The Saybrook building, at 85-10 43rd Ave., said Sophia Paz was killed when something caused an explosion in her sixth-floor apartment just after 3 a.m.

“You could hear the blast blow the kitchen window out,” a neighbor named Stephanie said. “Then you could hear all this debris falling into the courtyard, they had a crew working all morning to clean it up.”

A fifth-floor resident named James said he saw emergency workers trying to revive the victim on the fourth floor. The FDNY transported Paz to Elmhurst Hospital Center where she was pronounced DOA.

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