NTSB releases cause of Flower Branch Apartment explosion

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The National Transportation Safety Board reported the cause of the deadly Flower Branch Apartment explosion that claimed the lives of seven people back in 2016. Officials announced the cause was due to a disconnected pipe that led to natural gas build up.

The explosion affected dozens of families in the Silver Spring area.

The NTSB conducted a two-year long investigation on the explosion. Many residents filed lawsuits against kay management, which is the owner of the apartment building.

Washington gas made a statement: “We worked side by side with the NTSB to fully understand what transpired that night. However, we disagree with their findings as we don’t believe the evidence indicates failure of our equipment that night. We also do not believe the NTSB sufficiently investigated the other potential causes of the explosion.”

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