2nd victim dies after East Lake explosion

East Lake explosion news conference

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - UPDATE: Larry Bush died Saturday after being critically injured in an explosion in the East Lake community, according to BIrmingham Fire officials. Bush is the second victim to die as a result of the incident.

Officials were called to the 400 block of 80th Street South just after 7 p.m. Tuesday on reports of an explosion.

49-year-old Boris Reynolds was pronounced dead at the scene and 53-year-old Larry Bush was listed in critical condition at an area hospital.

According to Birmingham Fire and Rescue Battalion Chief Sebastian Carrillo, when crews arrived, they found a van with significant blast damage, damage to a part of the home adjacent to the blast as well as damage to a neighboring home.

Reynolds did not live in the area and was visiting a friend. Authorities believe he and Bush were working on oxygen cylinders in the van when the explosion occurred.

“It was quite a significant incident and this tragedy has touched several lives,” said Carrillo.

We’re now getting a look at the damage from an explosion last night in the 400 block of 80th Street South in Birmingham. One man describes the scene right after the explosion.

Posted by Russell Jones WBRC on Wednesday, November 6, 2019

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