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Update: Buxton, NC – Two Injured & Four Killed in Explosion on Cape Hatteras Lane

By Burg Simpson
October 24, 2020
4 min read

Buxton, NC (October 24, 2020) – Four victims were confirmed deceased following a home explosion in the North Carolina area early Thursday morning. At around 4 a.m., on October 23, the Dare County EMS and several fire departments responded to the site of an explosion on Cape Hatteras Lane.

Reports from authorities show that a massive explosion occurred at a home located in the 41600 block of Cape Hatteras Lane during the early morning hours. Neighbors confirm hearing an explosion then seeing flames fill the area surrounding the homes. Firefighters responded to the site and were able to locate two people who were injured. The two victims were transported to The Outer Banks Hospital in Nags Head for treatment.

Four people were listed as missing during the early morning hours. Crews battled the blaze for several hours before they were able to confirm the incident under control. After an exhaustive search, crews located the bodies of a woman, her 4-year-old daughter, and her 7-year-old daughter. A victim was also located in the home, although their identity has not been released. At this time, the Dare County Emergency Management is investigating the incident.

Our thoughts are with the victims injured in this accident. We hope for their full recovery.

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the victims who lost their lives in this accident. Our thoughts are with them at this time.

Fatal Explosions in North Carolina

Update: Buxton, NC – Two Injured & Four Killed in Explosion on Cape Hatteras Lane

Each year, hundreds of people across the United States lose their lives in explosions. These incidents are often unpredictable and have sudden and devastating consequences for both victims and their families. There are few things worse than experiencing the loss of a loved one. Knowing that they lost their life as a result of an incident that could have been prevented just makes the situation even more unbearable.

Although there are many reasons why explosions take place, a large percentage of these incidents are directly related to the negligent, reckless, and careless actions of others. When manufacturers are negligent in putting together products, when work environments are unsafe, and when appliances malfunction, it can have devastating consequences for those in close proximity. If your loved one lost their life in an explosion as a result of another negligence, defective appliances, or for a variety of other reasons, you may have legal options available for you. Reaching out to a team of competent, aggressive, and knowledgeable national wrongful death attorney as soon as possible can help determine what legal options are available for you.

Since 1977, Burg Simpson has provided nationwide legal representation to families who have lost loved ones in explosions caused by negligent parties. Our explosion incident lawyers are passionate about fighting for peoples’ legal rights and holding negligent parties accountable for their actions. If your loved one lost their life in an accident, due to another person’s actions, contact our nationwide explosion accident attorneys at (888) 895-2080 to see how we can help you. By scheduling a free consultation at your earliest convenience, we can discuss the circumstances of your loved one’s accident to help you get the justice and compensation you rightfully deserve.

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