Four family members still in critical condition after Midland Co. explosion

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The four victims injured in a home explosion on Thursday in Midland County have been identified. 

Midland County Sheriff Gary Painter says the victims have been identified as: 

  • Auden Tercero, 32 years old
  • Lucia Cereceres, 29 years old
  • Delaney Tercero, 3 years old
  • Dalayza Tercero, 2 years old

All four of the victims remains in critical condition at University Medical Center in Lubbock. 

The explosion occurred around 10 a.m. Thursday at East County Road 150, about a half mile east of South County Road 1040.

Related Story: 4 injured, home explosion in Midland Co., victims taken to Lubbock 

At the scene, deputies discovered a woman and two small children with “severe burns,” according to a release from the MCSO.

A man was transported to the hospital a short time later.

Meanwhile, at the scene, the home was destroyed as charred debris littered the plot of land. 

“Evidently, a pocket of gas built up underneath the mobile home and got into the mobile home,” Painter said. “It exploded, causing the double-wide mobile home to be completely disintegrated.”

Painter said the explosion was so powerful that residents up to 15 miles away felt the blast.

A GoFundMe was created to support the victims. Click here to donate.

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