Mother, daughter severely burned in food truck explosion die from injuries

A mother and daughter, victims of a food truck explosion, pass away from their injuries.
Action News has learned a mother and daughter injured during a food truck explosion in the Feltonville section of Philadelphia earlier this month have died.

Authorities tell Action News 42-year-old Olga Galdamez passed away on Sunday. Her daughter, 17-year-old Olga Landaverry, died a day later.



The mother and daughter were among 13 injured during the food truck explosion on July 1st on 300 block of West Wyoming Avenue.

The two were inside La Parrillada Chapina food truck that Galdamez owned at the time of the explosion.

Officials say Galdemez had just recently purchased the food truck to replace a much older and smaller one.

City records show the truck was properly licensed by both the health department and L&I.



Investigators say the truck was equipped with two 100 pound propane tanks but only one of them was being used at the time.

The unused tank apparently started leaking, enveloping the truck in a cloud of propane.

Investigators say the gas was likely ignited by a stove burner.



The blast sent a fireball through the neighborhood and hurtled the propane tank into a back yard 95 feet away.

Two others, a 13-year-old and a 27-year-old, both relatives of Galdamez, were also critically injured. As was a 23-year-old male passerby.
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