Last October, a faulty gas line caused an explosion in a Harlem apartment building. The explosion killed a woman and severely burned her four daughters, who have been in hospital burn units. Yesterday, six-year-ld Duaa Al Ghaithi was the last of the girls to return home, after many months of rehab (she will need many more years of therapy). According to NY1, she "wears a head-to-toe compression garment 23 hours a day" which also includes gloves. Duaa's vocal chords were also damaged, but she said, "I'm a female spiderman." Her family has sued the building's owner and Con Ed; apparently there had been complaints about the smell of gas, but the smell was later masked by fresh paint.
10 Months After Harlem Explosion, Girl Leaves Hospital
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