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Blast that rocked N.H. towns was from — what else? — a gender reveal

A neighbor described the explosion as a "God-awful blast."

Authorities have confirmed the source of an explosion that rocked several southern New Hampshire towns Tuesday night.

The blast was apparently the result of some earth-shattering news: A local family’s gender reveal for their baby, NBC10 Boston reports.

Kingston Police Chief Donald Briggs told the station the explosion happened around 7 p.m. at Torromeo Industries, a quarry on Dorre Road.

Neighborhoods as far south as the Merrimack Valley felt the blast. Many in the region were left wondering what happened.

“We heard this God-awful blast,” Sara Taglieri, who lives in a home abutting the quarry, told the news outlet. “It knocked pictures off our walls.”

Taglieri called the incident “ridiculous.”

“I’m all up for silliness and what not, but that was extreme,” she said.

According to police, the gender reveal apparently involved explosives. (Officers have seen the video. The couple is having a baby boy.)

They believe the people behind the blast used Tannerite, a legal explosive, and had permission to be on the property, NBC10 Boston reports. An investigation is still ongoing.

“It cracked foundations of our neighbors’ [homes],” Matt Taglieri, Sara’s husband, told the station. “I don’t know how that’s right.”

Police are looking into potential property damage as a result of the explosion, according to the news station. Briggs said there could be charges in the case.

Torromeo Industries did not return a request for comment from NBC10 Boston on Wednesday.

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