BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Fire officials have identified the victims of the deadly gas explosion in northwest Baltimore on Monday as a 61-year-old woman and a 20-year-old man.
The Baltimore City Fire Department said firefighters found Lonnie Herriott’s body just before noon on Monday, hours after the explosion rocked the neighborhood. Just before 1 a.m. Tuesday, crews pulled Joseph Graham’s body from the rubble.
Morgan State University officials told WJZ Tuesday that Graham was a rising sophomore pursuing a degree in electrical engineering.
Family members remembered Graham as a smart and talented young man.
“Watching my sister and brother and nieces go through this has been a nightmare,” his aunt Christi Levy said.
“He was just so positive and motivational too,” his younger sister Bailey added.
Bailey added she hopes to one day live out Joseph’s dream of opening a restaurant.
Seven others were injured, including a 34-year-old man who’s in critical condition. A 20-year-old man and a 65-year-old man remain hospitalized in stable condition, while a 27-year-old woman, a 37-year-old woman, a 64-year-old man and a 93-year-old man were all discharged from the hospital.
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The blast damaged nearly 200 homes and left nearly 30 people displaced.