Gaithersburg explosion injuries jump to 14; residents in 1 unit still unaccounted for

A total of 14 people were injured after an explosion at Potomac Oaks Condominium Complex in Gaithersburg, Md. on Wednesday, officials said during a press conference Thursday.

The Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service initially said 12 people were injured following the incident but noted that two additional people were treated by EMS crews at the scene.

Officials said out of the injured, 10 people were hospitalized, two with critical injuries and eight with mild to moderate injuries. Two others refused treatment on the scene. Some of the injured include four children with minor injuries, said Scott Goldstein, Chief of Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service.

Only one of the 10 people injured remains hospitalized, Goldstein said. The remaining nine people have been discharged from the hospital.

One unit at 826 Quince Orchard Boulevard remains unaccounted for, Goldstein said, while noting it is possible that no one was there at the time of the blast.

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