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Search for victims conintues following apartment explosion in Maryland

August 12th, 2016 by WCBC Radio

First came an explosion that witnesses likened to a boom, a bomb or maybe even an earthquake. Then, a fire that torched a four-story apartment building, forcing people to drop their children from balconies and firefighters to rescue trapped residents from upper floors.

Finally, the aftermath: a debris field scattered over 100 yards, including a door blown across a two-lane road and parking lot, and clothes hanging from trees like Christmas decorations.

On Friday, authorities were still working to determine the cause of the blast that left two dead, dozens injured and others were unaccounted for. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms was assisting the investigation.

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