NORTH ANDOVER, MA - September 13: Firefighters inspect a home after a gas explosions on September 13, 2018 in North Andover, Massachusetts. Adam Glanzman/Getty Images/AFP / AFP / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Adam Glanzman
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The blasts killed at least one person, injured 12 more and destroyed dozens of homes and other buildings in Andover, North Andover and Lawrence on Thursday.Some 70 fires, explosions or investigations of gas odor had been reported, Massachusetts State Police said.An 18-year-old Lawrence man, Leonel Rondon, died when one explosion knocked over a chimney that fell on his car, a spokeswoman at Massachusetts General Hospital said.Guilia Holland, a 35-year-old mechanic in a wheelchair, said she had just gotten off a bus returning home when she saw "a big flash of light" at the house where she had been renting a room for a month.South Lawrence Mayor Daniel Rivera urged residents to stay away from their homes.
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