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6th victim dies from Salem home explosion


By Emma Yepsen

SALEM, N.Y. (WTEN) - A sixth victim has died from the house explosion in Salem last Wednesday.

The New York State Police at Greenwich reported that 20-year-old Darrell Durham passed away, succumbing to injuries caused by the house explosion.

Durham was being treated at the Burn Unit of the Westchester Medical Center.

The explosion occurred at a home located at 4372 Route 29 near the intersection at Route 22. Three people died in the explosion: 41-year-old Tammy Palmer, 19-year-old Lawrence Berg Jr., 16-year-old Robert Sanford, all whom lived in the residence. A fourth person, 19-year-old Clarissa Lyn Porlier, died after succumbing to her injuries in the hospital late Wednesday night, and a fifth person, 2-month-old Niyah Lynn Durham, died Thursday afternoon.

Five others have been left with serious injuries.

Police in Washington County say they believe the incident was caused by a gas explosion.

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