The explosion at the famed chocolate factory claimed the lives of three individuals and wounded many more.
Three persons were killed and many more were injured in the R.M. Palmer Factory explosion in Pennsylvania.
The West Reading Borough Police Department told FOX 29 Philadelphia on Saturday night that three persons were murdered and five were still missing after the explosion on Friday night.
A solitary human being was found alive amid the bomb’s remnants, which police described as “a sign of hope” on Saturday morning.
During a news conference, Philip Wert, vice president of the West Reading City Council, said, “Someone was found alive in the rubble, not knowing if they were going to live or die.” They can try again now that they have access to our data.
We have no idea who it is or how they are doing at the moment.
On Saturday, March 25, the RM Palmer firm expressed its condolences to the victims’ families.
We at R.M. Palmer are very appreciative of the outpouring of compassion and support as we continue to grieve the death of our friends and coworkers who were killed in the horrible events last Friday. The organization issued a statement on Facebook, offering condolences to the dead’ families and hoping for a swift recovery for the injured.
RM Company is committed to helping its staff and their families during this difficult time. The firm has always treated its employees like family, the CEO said.
On Friday, March 24 at about 5 p.m., an explosion and fire involving several alarms occurred at a chocolate factory in Berks County, Pennsylvania.
The bomb caused a lot of damage. Building 2 of R.M. Palmer was extensively damaged while Building 1 was spared. FOX 29 The tremendous explosion, which sent debris flying and was followed by a cloud of dense, billowing smoke, was caught on camera by Philadelphia’s weather crew.
Saturday morning, authorities addressed the media and pledged to keep looking for anybody who could still be alive.
According to a representative from Tower Health, eight people were transported by ambulance to Reading Hospital. There were five patients who were released, two who were doing well, and one who was sent to another hospital.
FOX 29 reports that Liz Soto felt the house shake and heard “a loud noise, like a roaring sound” from the explosion. Her industrial coworker, she stated, had not been in touch with her.
Soto continued, “From what we can tell, she went to work thanks to the internet.
On Saturday, Pennsylvania Governor Josh Shapiro showed his support for first responders by visiting the bomb scene.
Our hearts go out to those who have lost loved ones. My government is willing to assist West Reading in any way possible.