Birmingham apartment explosion: Man lives but fiancée dead | TuscaloosaNews.com


BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A pre-dawn explosion shattered a two-story Birmingham apartment building Tuesday as residents slept, trapping an engaged couple in bed as bricks and concrete rained down on them.

After more than four hours of delicate work, firefighters freed the man, using large jacks to lift a concrete slab that had collapsed. But his fiancee was burned badly and died before rescuers could reach her, officials said.

The man was hospitalized in critical but stable conditi

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