'It breaks your coronary heart': Neighbors nonetheless reeling after lethal home explosion in Pottstown

POTTSTOWN, Pa. – A Pottstown neighborhood is in shambles Friday following a home explosion that occurred on Thursday evening.

“I did not sleep all evening, simply questioning what’s subsequent,” mentioned neighbor Gilberto Santiago.

“The sound of the explosion went all through the city,” he added. “It isn’t one thing you are used to.”

5 folks misplaced their lives within the large blast, 4 of whom have been youngsters. Two have been left injured.

“It breaks your coronary heart,” mentioned neighbor Will Santiago.

A twin residence was destroyed, and several other different houses shut by have been severely broken. The trigger continues to be unknown.

Neighbors say they cannot consider that the houses and other people they’d drive by daily at the moment are gone.

“We do not need this to occur to no one,” mentioned Gilberto. “It is very painful, it is like, I do not know them nevertheless it feels prefer it’s one in every of ours, as a result of they’re human.”

“It is eye opening to life and makes you respect the little issues in life that is happening,” Will mentioned.

Now they’re providing assist to any members of the family which will want it.

“If there’s something we are able to do do not hesitate,” Gilberto mentioned.

On prime of assist from surrounding neighbors, the Pink Cross says they’re serving to with shelter, meals, and emotional assist for anybody that wants it. 

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