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Friday, September 14, 2018
Gas explosions in three Massachusetts towns
The devastating Hurricane Florence has dominated the news, so you may have missed this horrendous story:
Series Of Gas Explosions Destroy Dozens Of Homes In Massachusetts
At least one teenager died and another 10 people were injured in the incident.
LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — A series of gas explosions an official described as “Armageddon” killed a teenager, injured at least 10 other people and ignited fires in at least 39 homes in three communities north of Boston on Thursday, forcing entire neighborhoods to evacuate as crews scrambled to fight the flames and shut off the gas.
Authorities said Leonel Rondon, 18, of Lawrence, died after a chimney toppled by an exploding house crashed into his car. He was rushed to a Boston hospital but pronounced dead there in the evening.