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Father of Gate City explosion victim speaks

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For the first time since the Marks Village explosion in December, we're hearing from one survivor's father. 

Darryle Orum, the father of Darryle Brown, who is in critical condition because of the explosion, talked about the incident with ABC 33/40 Friday.

Brown has been in a medically-induced coma at UAB Hospital  since the explosion in December. Orum says Brown suffered severe injuries all over his body because of falling debris.

Brown's mother, Beverly Johnson, filed a lawsuit last year on behalf of her son. She claims Alagasco and the Birmingham Housing Authority failed to "adequetly investigate reports of natural gas leaks in the Gate City area."

Brown's fiance' Tyrennis Mabry was found dead in the rubble after the blast. Authorities say she was lying just inches from Brown. Her family has also filed a lawsuit.

Stay with ABC 33/40 for more on this developing story.

 

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