Update 08/13/2020 6:58pm:
Authorities say that a second body has been recovered after three row houses were destroyed by a natural gas explosion. In addition, seven people were hospitalized as a result of the blast.
The body of 20-year-old Joseph Graham was recovered from the debris. Graham was an electrical engineering student at Morgan State University, who had attended a party at one of the destroyed homes. The identity of the first woman found dead at the scene still hasn't been confirmed.
More than 200 people were affected by the blast, and about 30 have had to seek temporary shelter. The exact cause of the explosion remains unknown as the Baltimore Gas and Electric Company investigate.
Source: ABC News
Original 08/10/2020 1:55pm:
Baltimore city officials have reported that a gas explosion went down in a northwest Baltimore neighborhood on Monday morning, resulting in the death of one woman while five other people were injured.
The explosion took place on the 6500 block of Reistertown Road around 9:55 a.m. As a result of the blast, three row homes collapsed, and the explosion’s force resulted in windows and doors being blown out in as many as 16 other homes.
One woman was confirmed to have died as a result of the explosion, and at least four others were taken to the hospital to be treated, with some of them being treated for critical injuries. Baltimore city fire officials noted they were trying to rescue one more person who was trapped. Fire officials are currently searching through the explosion debris for any other victims. Stay tuned for more updates on this incident.