PG&E Explosion: Parents Of California Blast Victim Sue PG&E

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SAN FRANCISCO — The parents of a 20-year-old woman who was one of eight people killed in a Northern California gas line explosion are suing the pipe's owner for negligence and wrongful death.

Israel and Rene Morales filed the lawsuit against Pacific Gas & Electric Co. in San Francisco Superior Court on Wednesday.

They claim the utility deliberately ignored problems with the line before it exploded in a San Bruno neighborhood and killed Jessica Morales.

According to the suit, Jessica Morales was at her boyfriend's home during the Sept. 9 blast. Her body was found the next day.

PG&E spokesman Denny Boyles says the company respects the Morales' right to sue and wants to work with them to address their concerns.

The lawsuit is the second wrongful death case brought against PG&E after the blast.

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