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Officials Confirm: 2 Children Among Victims Of Silver Spring Explosion

BALTIMORE (WJZ) -- Officials have confirmed that 8-year-old Deibi "David" Samir Lainez Morales and 3-year-old Fernando Josue Hernandez Orellana were among the victims who died at the scene of a Silver Spring apartment explosion and fire.

On Friday investigators identified three of the victims as 53-year-old Maria Auxiliadorai Castellon-Martinez, 62-year-old Augusto Jimenez Sr. and 65-year-old Saul Paniagua.

They are still working to positively identify the last two victims.

Also Friday, the National Transportation Safety Board became the lead investigating organization of the August 10 incident at Flower Branch Apartments.

With the exception of confirming the identities of the last victims, the Montgomery County Police will not release any more information on it.

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