Three houses were damaged by the blast, which is thought to have been caused by a ruptured gas main. Emergency services also took three people to hospital, with a man receiving treatment for a cut to the face and a woman for a cut to the ear.
Both have been discharged, while a third woman remains in hospital with burn injuries to her hand. The two deceased were among four victims killed as Britain was battered by a storm which swept across the South West, South East, Midlands and East of England.
St. Jude was brewing over the Atlantic for days before hitting our shores, and she seems to be gathering strength.
Energy companies across the Anglia region are drafting in extra staff to deal with any power cuts caused by Monday's storm.
Met Office advice on what to do in severe windy conditions like those being forecast from the early hours of Monday.