Thursday, February 10, 2011
Allentown explosion kills 5, levels 8 homes.
The explosion happened late Wednesday night. Included among the casualties was a 4 month old infant, a 16 year old girl and a 70 year old couple. And while 8 homes were leveled, 48 homes and 10 businesses were damaged. Utility workers had inspected the lines just the day before but hadn't detected any leaks. The lines in question were installed back in 1928.