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IF they survive the massive bodily burns their life is pretty much over imo.
Brutal hearing the first responders describing them!

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*UPDATE* Mother and Daughter Have Both Died

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July 23, 2014

FELTONVILLE (WPVI) -- Action News has learned a mother and daughter injured during a food truck explosion in the Feltonville section of Philadelphia earlier this month, have died.


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A Mother and Daughter, Victims of a Food Truck Explosion, Pass Away From Their Injuries.

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July 24, 2014

FELTONVILLE (WPVI) -- Action News has learned a mother and daughter injured during a food truck explosion in the Feltonville section of Philadelphia earlier this month have died.

Authorities tell Action News 42 year old Olga Galdamez passed away on Sunday. Her daughter, 17 year old Olga Landaverry, died a day later.

The mother and daughter were among 13 injured during the food truck explosion on July 1st on 300 block of West Wyoming Avenue.

The two were inside La Parrillada Chapina food truck that Galdamez owned at the time of the explosion.

Officials say Galdemez had just recently purchased the food truck to replace a much older and smaller one.

City records show the truck was properly licensed by both the Health Department and L & I, (Licensing & Inspections).

Investigators say the truck was equipped with two 100 pound propane tanks but only one of them was being used at the time.

The unused tank apparently started leaking, enveloping the truck in a cloud of propane.

Investigators say the gas was likely ignited by a stove burner.

The blast sent a fireball through the neighborhood and hurtled the propane tank into a back yard 95 feet away.

Two others, a 13 year old and a 27 year old, both relatives of Galdamez, were also critically injured. As was a 23 year old male passerby.



Mother, Daughter Die After Philly Food Truck Blast

PHILADELPHIA — July 24, 2014

Associated Press

A mother and teenage daughter have died of injuries they suffered in a fiery explosion inside their food truck earlier this month, authorities said Thursday.

Jaylin Landaverry Galdamez, 17, died Tuesday and Olga Galdamez, 42, died Sunday, according to the medical examiner's office. The mother owned the truck.

Both died of burn-related injuries suffered from the July 1 explosion of the La Parrillada Chapina truck in the Feltonville neighborhood of north Philadelphia, said Jeff Moran, a spokesman for the office.

Eleven others were injured, three critically, in the explosion, which investigators believe was caused by a propane tank leak ignited by cooking grills.

Jaylin Galdamez hoped to become a doctor. One of her teachers called the food truck her, "ticket to their future." Her father had died a few years ago.

"My understanding is that when Jaylin went home each day, she did her school work and then she began the prep work for the food truck," said Carol Dauerbach, who taught her at Little Flower High School, a Roman Catholic High School for girls.

Olga Galdamez got up at 3 a.m. to start cooking, and Jaylin sometimes helped her before school, Dauerbach said. In the summers, she would join her mother in the truck.

"(They did) all they could do to get Jaylin where she wanted to be in life," said Dauerbach, who had been asked to write the rising senior's college recommendation letter.

The bodies are expected to be flown to Guatemala for burial after a funeral Friday, relatives told KYW-TV.

Nearby surveillance video captured the explosion, which was followed by a huge fireball that engulfed the 25 foot truck and set a utility pole on fire.

The truck carried two 100-pound propane tanks to fuel its grills. Both tanks were full and one was in use at the time of the explosion. Investigators believe the leak occurred in the other tank, which was later found nearly 100 feet away.

The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the city fire marshal's office investigated. Messages left with those agencies Thursday by The Associated Press were not immediately returned.

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Newly released video may be viewed here:

http://6abc.com/news/propane-tank-li...losion/150470/
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FELTONVILLE (WPVI) -- Action News has learned a mother and daughter injured during a food truck explosion in the Feltonville section of Philadelphia earlier this month, have died.
That sucks so bad! The mother/daughter victims seemed like good, hard-working people. The didn't deserve to die from such a horrific accident. RIP

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That sucks so bad! The mother/daughter victims seemed like good, hard-working people. The didn't deserve to die from such a horrific accident. RIP

It does suck, FunkPumpkin!

They upgraded to a bigger truck, which, by all accounts, was legal, but, the heat that day combined with the propane tanks, set off the horrible explosion.

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