Pair of South Carolina plumbers who died in apartment blast are being hailed as heroes

Three of the five plumbers who died fighting a massive gas explosion that tore through a South Carolina apartment complex last week were heroes, their family said. In the aftermath of the disaster, it…

Pair of South Carolina plumbers who died in apartment blast are being hailed as heroes

Three of the five plumbers who died fighting a massive gas explosion that tore through a South Carolina apartment complex last week were heroes, their family said. In the aftermath of the disaster, it seemed that their work may have saved the lives of others.

“They were going down to save people who couldn’t go down,” the father of Ronnie Davis Jr., one of the three heroes who died, said, according to the Atlantic Sentinel. “Life and death was at stake for them.”

In addition to Davis Jr., who lived in the complex, plumbers Francisco “Frankie” Guzman and Leonardo Garcia had died. An 8-year-old girl, whose father works as a plumber as well, also died. The girlfriend of one of the killed men, Myesha Wallace, had been missing since the explosion, but she was found alive and well Monday afternoon, ABC News reported.

Guzman and Garcia’s bodies were found Thursday. Davis Jr. and Wallace were found later that day.

The remains of Davis Jr. and Wallace have not been identified.

Read the full story at The Atlantic Sentinel.

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