Friday marks the two-year anniversary of a sudden, deadly apartment blast which claimed seven lives and injured dozens more.
“I have never seen or experienced anything like that,” said one resident about the explosion that killed seven people, injured 30 and displaced 80 a year ago. Even Montgomery County’s fire chief said he “can’t fathom” what it was like to be in the building in the Flower Branch apartment complex. Residents are trying to move on, but the process is moving slowly.
A group representing the victims of a fatal explosion and fire that happened at the Flower Branch complex in August is suing Washington Gas and the company that managed the complex.
“We have received over $400,000 in donations,” said Ilana Branda, the policy and neighborhood development manager at Montgomery Housing Partnership.
Montgomery County police are circulating details about six the residents who have not been accounted for since an explosion blasted through an apartment complex in Silver Spring.
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