US woman dead after gender reveal goes wrong

She was 56-years-old.
She was 56-years-old. Photo credit: Getty

An Iowa woman is dead after a gender reveal party ended in tragedy. 

The 56-year-old woman was struck by debris from an explosion at the party.

An investigation revealed the explosion was a result of the gender reveal announcement. 

Marion County Sheriff's office says the explosion occurred at 4pm on Saturday. 

When officers arrived at the Knoxville home, the woman was dead, reports the Des Moines Register.

No other details of the explosion were made available and the victim's name has not been released.