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Baltimore Gas Explosion: What We Know

BALTIMORE (WJZ) -- Baltimore emergency crews continue their recovery efforts Tuesday after a deadly natural gas explosion rocked a northwest Baltimore community Monday morning.

Here's what we know:

  • The deadly explosion happened around 9:54 a.m. along Labyrinth Road at Reisterstown Road near Brookhill Road.
  • Two people, a man and a woman, were killed and seven other people were injured.
  • The woman killed was found immediately after the blast in the rubble, while the man's body was found around 1 a.m. Tuesday.
  • The man was identified as Morgan State University student Joseph Graham.
  • Emergency crews continue a recovery effort at the scene while clearing the debris.
  • Three homes were leveled due to the force of the explosion and a fourth was heavily-damaged.
  • The explosion could be felt for miles and the force and debris blew out the windows and doors in homes nearby.
  • BGE shut off the gas and power in the immediate area.
  • BGE said residents should continue to report if they smell gas. Call 1-877-685-0123.
  • The cause is unknown at this time.
  • Reisterstown Road is closed between Clarks Lane and Fallstaff Road.
  • Neighbors said it sounded like a "bomb went off."
  • There's a collection for essentials at the Applebees off Reisterstown Road. Learn more about how you can help.

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