Navy SEAL Among Those Injured in Upper Moreland Explosion
A man returning from Afghanistan and his friend suffered serious burns at a homecoming party on Broadway.
OUTSIDE PHILADELPHIA, PA -- A Navy SEAL returning home from Afghanistan and his friend suffered serious burns from an explosion that occurred at a homecoming party on Friday night.
According to ABC.com, the 31-year-old Navy SEAL Pasquale Troisi will be in a medically induced coma for three weeks and is expected to remain at Temple University Hospital for three months with 77-percent of his body burned.
The friend, 26-year-old Stephen Klink, suffered injuries while trying to extinguish the flames.
According to police, a freestanding front-loading fireplace exploded at the party on the 2700 block of Broadway in Upper Moreland, setting the man on fire. Investigators say someone had poured gasoline onto the fire to get the wet logs to burn.
Troisi had just returned to his hometown of Warminster on Thursday night, according to the ABC report.
Troisi graduated from Archbishop Wood High School in 2001.