A massive gas explosion has occurred in Baltimore, flattening multiple houses and leaving one person dead and numerous injured.
Firefighters were called to the scene to rescue at least six people, including children, who were trapped beneath the rubble.
A major gas explosion has ripped through numerous houses in Baltimore leaving one person dead and multiple people injured.
According to reports, the explosion levelled three houses and ripped open a fourth. One woman died at the scene and another six were taken to hospital. The Red Cross reported that 250 residents have been displaced by the disaster.
The cause of the gas line explosion is currently not clear, however, gas leaks have reportedly become more frequent in the area.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan took to Twitter to address the disaster: “First responders are still performing rescue operations, and several victims have been transported to area hospitals. So far, we know that the explosion has taken one life. Our prayers are with the victims and all those affected by this tragedy.”
DEVELOPING: 3 homes destroyed after major gas explosion in Baltimore. 2 people transported in serious condition, 1 woman dead as first responders search for more.
(Photos via BFD / WJLA) pic.twitter.com/Z178un6spV
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) August 10, 2020
They just extricated somebody. She was moving! pic.twitter.com/Ipv3TjnC0R
— Justin Fenton (@justin_fenton) August 10, 2020
First responders are still performing rescue operations, and several victims have been transported to area hospitals. So far, we know that the explosion has taken one life. Our prayers are with the victims and all those affected by this tragedy. https://t.co/JDObKp4cAf
— Governor Larry Hogan (@GovLarryHogan) August 10, 2020
(1 of 2) Your #RedCross is currently on the scene, and we will be as long as needed, supporting those affected by today’s fatal explosion in Baltimore, MD. Currently, we are supporting our first responders and approx 250 residents who have been displaced by today’s disaster. pic.twitter.com/djRYE6x1Uz
— Red Cross NCGC (@RedCrossNCGC) August 10, 2020
Amid the unfolding tragic explosion in Baltimore is a reminder that when things really go wrong, our skin color doesn’t matter. We lift each other up. The police and fire department don’t ask the color of people inside, they just run in to help. pic.twitter.com/lGJIJMXz79
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) August 10, 2020
If you are concerned about a gas leak, Baltimore Sun have published a guide on how to safely deal with them.