Early morning explosion in DC leaves two dead and maybe one DNC staffer included


Uspoliticslive.com Reported on Aug 11, 2016:   At least two people died and several remained missing after a natural gas explosion and fire leveled an apartment building late Wednesday in the Washington suburb of Silver Spring, Md., fire officials said.

Assistant Chief Russ Hamill of the Montgomery County Police told reporters Thursday that two bodies were found in the ruins and that the scene would be handled as a “death investigation.”  The identity of one of the bodies has led some to speculate, especially following the revelations about murdered DNC staffer Seth Rich this week.

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Police confirm two people are dead and others remain unaccounted for following a massive explosion and fire at an apartment complex in Montgomery County, fire officials announced Thursday.  Sources tell ABC7 a third body was spotted and officials have reason to believe additional victims are in the rubble.  Officials also say they do not know exactly how many people are unaccounted for at this time. Families on scene told ABC7’s Brad Bell that young children are among the missing.


Firefighters will continue their search on Friday morning.  In addition to the deceased, several people were injured during the incident. Some of the injuries reported are a result of people jumping out of windows, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Chief Scott Goldstein explains.
“This is a call that you remember for your entire career,” said Lt. Tim Burns, Montgomery Co. Fire Dept.