An explosion and fire Monday night killed a 55-year-old woman and a 4-year-old girl, destroying three homes and damaging 20 others, according to WDIV.
The impact of the explosion, according to residents, could be felt for miles.
“It was like a 2,000-pound bomb went off when it went off.” “You just feel bad for them,” a neighbor expressed his feelings.
The neighbor was among the first on the scene Monday night, looking for NuVeah Lucas, 4, who had gone missing. On Tuesday afternoon, her body was discovered in the rubble.
Flint Fire Chief Raymond Barton said Tuesday that two people, the girl’s parents, were rushed to area hospitals from the scene Monday night. The boyfriend of the child’s mother is in the hospital with serious burns.
The cause of the explosion, which left the area littered with splintered wood and other debris, is still being investigated.
Michelle Hairston, First Lady of the Apostolic Church of Flint, has been doing everything she can to assist residents by distributing food and other necessities.
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