18-Year-Old Identified As Lawrence Victim In Fatal MA “Armageddon” Gas Explosions

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LAWRENCE, MA. (THECOUNT) — Leonel Robson, of Lawrence, MA, has been identified as the young man killed after a chimney fell on him during a massive series of gas explosions in Lawrence, MA.

The series of gas explosions, that was described by one official as “Armageddon,” left at least 10 people injured and ignited fires in at least 39 homes in three communities north of Boston on Thursday.

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The mass incident forced entire neighborhoods in three different communities to evacuate as crews scrambled to fight the flames and turn off gas and electric lines to prevent further damage.

An 18-year-old was killed after a chimney from a house explosion fell onto the car they were in. The 18-year-old was identified as Leonel Robson of Lawrence, MA.source

Massachusetts State Police urged all residents with homes serviced by Columbia Gas in Lawrence, Andover and North Andover to evacuate, snarling traffic and causing widespread confusion as residents and local officials struggled to understand what was happening.

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