A house explosion in Charlotte, North Carolina’s Ballantyne neighborhood has left one person dead and another badly injured. Rania Karam was killed in the blast which occurred around 2 p.m. on July 2. Her husband, Dr. Jabran Karam, was badly injured. He was airlifted from the scene to a nearby hospital.
Dr. Karam told first responders that he smelled gas before the explosion.
Neighboring houses of the home on James Jack Lane near Ballantyne Commons Parkway in the Ballantyne Country Club neighborhood said the blast made a thunderous noise and instantly reduced the 6,300-square-foot house to a pile of flaming rubble.
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