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.

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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.

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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.


The blast damaged nearly 200 homes and left nearly 30 people displaced.

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