Silver Spring apartment explosion victims file lawsuit

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It has been three months since the deadly Silver Spring apartment explosion.

Dozens of victims that were displaced from their apartments after a fatal explosion occurred in Silver Spring mid august are now being represented by an advocacy group called CASA.

The victim advocacy group announced early Wednesday in front of the gas company in Washington, D.C. they’re suing Kay Apartment communities and Washington Gas.

“Right now, we are here filing this law suit to fight for our dignity but also to fight to improve our community to make it better and safer,” said one victim.

“Everything’s lost. I don’t have anything. No documentation. My passport, my social security, my naturalization certificate,” said another victim.

Seven people died in the explosion and more than 30 people were injured. CASA officials said the victims want more than any dollar amount could add up to.

“We’re asking for justice, we’re asking for substantial damages, we’re asking for safety reforms at Washington Gas and at Kay Management,” said CASA official.

A statement from the Flower Branch apartments said they are continuing to work with CASA’s attorneys to schedule another resident meeting.  

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