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Boy Escapes East Baltimore Building Collapse
Updated: Friday, February 21 2014, 10:41 PM EST
Two children were buried in the rubble on Wednesday after an east Baltimore home collapsed and caught fire, but only one survived.
Ten-year-old Justin Worthington now has a broken arm but is doing well after he was buried beneath the rubble while walking home from school. Worthington was able to get up from the ruble and run back to his school, William Paca Elementary. "When I walk back to school back of my head was bleeding," Worthington said.
His family says the trauma from that day still hasn't fully hit them. "I was just so happy squeeze him so tight," said Mikita Young, Justin's sister.
Eight-year-old Troy Douglas was also walking home that day, but the collapse claimed his life. Two adults and a child were also taken to the hospital. Their conditions have not been released.
Both BGE and the fire department are still investigating the incident. BGE says they are pulling records to see if crews had recently responded to the home. Nearby residents reported hearing a "boom," but officials have not yet confirmed whether an explosion was responsible for the fire.