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Aunt of victim speaks out after Northwest Baltimore explosion

Posted at 11:38 PM, Aug 10, 2020

BALTIMORE — 20-year-old Joseph Graham’s aunt tells WMAR-2 News's Ray Strickland the family is still holding out hope that he is okay

His aunt says he was one of three relatives inside the home that collapsed. The other two are at an area hospital.

But tonight, as crews continue to search for more victims, the family is praying and hoping for a miracle.

"To get that phone call to know that is missing, is heartbreaking.”

They watched helplessly as emergency crews combed through the rubble of a deadly gas explosion that destroyed three homes in Northwest Baltimore.

Graham’s aunt Sunshine Evans says he and two other family members were inside one of the three homes that collapsed.

Her other nephew Damon Evans and his mother were among seven people taken to an area hospital.

But, in the hours after the blast, no one heard from her 20 year old nephew.

Evans described Graham as a good kid, saying he graduated with honors just two years ago.

The family is now holding on to hope that he survived this explosion that’s already claimed at least one life.