Just days after a major explosion left over a hundred people dead in Beirut, Lebanon, the east coast American city of Baltimore was rocked by a small, similarly tragic blast.
Details are still being released about the apparent gas explosion that leveled homes and trapped residents on Monday morning.
Baltimore firefighters searched through the rubble Monday for victims of a gas explosion that destroyed three rowhouses, killed a woman and seriously injured two other people.
The blast unfolded shortly before 10 a.m. in a residential neighborhood in the northeast part of the city. The union that represents the city’s firefighters reported that rescuers were in contact with one person trapped in the wreckage.
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Onlookers described a harrowing scene:
One destroyed home belonged to an 88-year-old U.S. Army veteran, the Baltimore Sun reported. That veteran, Major Watkins, Jr., said the explosion “sounded like Korea.”
Other witnesses took to social media to share images and footage of the chaos.
— ABC 7 News – WJLA (@ABC7News) August 10, 2020
DEVELOPING: Multiple injuries and entrapments reported following explosion that leveled 3 homes in Baltimore, Maryland. pic.twitter.com/AF4iVz8dBt
— UA News (@UrgentAlertNews) August 10, 2020
BREAKING: At least one person is dead in what’s believed to have been a gas explosion that destroyed three houses in the 4200 block of Labrynth Road in NW Baltimore, Councilman Yitzy Schleifer says. pic.twitter.com/bI721NoHys
— Colin Campbell ☀️ (@cmcampbell6) August 10, 2020
"Massive Explosion" Rips Apart Baltimore Neighborhood https://t.co/Do4vIZbOrU
— zerohedge (@zerohedge) August 10, 2020
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the people of Baltimore on this somber day.
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