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Kathleen McGinness passed away in hospital on Christmas Day after being hurt in the blast in St Hellier earlier this month, Jersey Police confirmed.
Kathleen McGinness was 73 years old.
DETAIL OF INCIDENCE:
The suspected gas explosion ripped through the building in the island’s capital on December 10.
Ms. McGinness, 73, is the tenth confirmed death due to the blast.
Police named seven of the other nine victims, while two names were withheld at their families’ request.
The named victims are Derek and Sylvia Ellis, 61 and 73; Raymond ‘Raymie’ Brown, 71; Romeu and Louise de Almeida, 67 and 64; Peter Bowler, 72, and Billy Marsden, 62.
He added: “This incident has been incredibly challenging for everyone involved, and I would like to praise the families for their stoicism in the face of such tragic circumstances.
“The island is right behind them and on hand to support, but first and foremost we are there together to give them their privacy and time to grieve.”
The cause of the explosion is not currently known, but Chief Officer Smith has previously said that a gas explosion “looks likely.”
He said: “You look at the pictures, and I’m no expert; I look to the left (the fire chief) for the experts who can say it looks likely that that is the case.
“But, of course, as you often hear the police service saying, we keep all our options open. That seems likely but we do not know is the simple answer.”