Mother, Daughter Die From Injuries After Feltonville Food Truck Explosion
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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A mother and daughter critically injured after a food truck exploded earlier this month in Feltonville have died, family confirmed to CBS 3.
The incident was captured on surveillance video at 3rd Street and Wyoming Avenue on Tuesday, July 1.
Eyewitness News has just learned 42-year-old Olga Galdamez succumbed to her injuries on Sunday and 17-year-old Jaylin Landaverry passed away on Tuesday. Family members tell CBS 3 funeral services are set for Friday and their bodies will be flown to Guatemala for burial.
An investigation revealed two 100 pound propane tanks were being used to supply grills inside the lunch truck. Only one tank was being at the time, although both were full.
Police say witnesses reported smelling propane prior to the explosion and authorities believe a significant leak occurred in the unused tank.
A propane vapor cloud then enveloped the truck finding a fire source at the grill, causing a fireball to encase the entire street.
The tank that exploded was later found in a yard on 4th Street.
L & I verified the truck was licensed to operate at the location on 200 W. Wyoming Avenue.
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