Baltimore Explosion Leaves 1 Dead and Others Trapped

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A major blast ripped through Northwest Baltimore around 10 a.m. on Aug. 10, 2020. The ensuing damage killed one person and left several others trapped under the rubble of at least three neighboring houses.

Baltimore’s fire department discovered the blast was the result of a gas explosion.

When first responders arrived at the scene a woman was pronounced dead after she was discovered at the explosion site. Two other people were found in critical condition and transported to the nearest hospital.

In the tweet announcing the explosion, Baltimore firefighters initially announced that five people, including children, were trapped under the buildings. The explosion took place in the area of the 6500 block of Reisterstown Rd.

Neighbors were left shaken after the explosion. A neighbor, 77-year-old neighbor, Moses Glover, told reporters about the explosion “It knocked me across the bed.”

Firefighters are still searching through the rubble for more victims.

Written by Brielle R. Buford
Edited by Cathy Milne-Ware


New York Daily News: ‘Major explosion’ kills 1, traps others in Baltimore: officials

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