April 12, 2003

More Bad News

Unfortunately, I have an update.

My cousin Mandy died about twenty minutes ago in the hospital. We were holding out hope that she would make it. Sadly, she didn't.

I feel so sorry for my grandmother on my father's side. She has lost her only two granddaughters.

I just realized I haven't really told you about my sister. She was 15 years old and a freshman in high school. Justin, her boyfriend, was the same. Mandy was only 14, and she was in the 8th grade.

I have been told that they were on top of the tanker when it exploded. I have also been told that the tank held saltwater, and when the saltwater was brought up it brought several natural gases up with it. They think that they may have opened up a lid to look inside, and when they put it back down it caused a spark. That is the theory at the moment.

Posted by Randy at April 12, 2003 04:58 PM