A woman was killed, and eight others were injured following an explosion at a Birmingham public housing community.   Authorities say the blast occurred at approximately 2:45 Tuesday morning in Gate City.  Investigators were looking into the cause.   Some residents said they had smelled gas leaks in the area.   The most seriously injured victim is the fiance of the woman who was killed, 40-year old Tyrennise Mabry.   Darrell Brown was being treated in the intensive care unit at UAB Hospital.   Both were trapped under rubble.  Four children injured in the explosion were taken to Children's Hospital.   All were reported in good condition.     


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