2nd victim dies after East Lake explosion
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.
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