Two Dead After Texas Gas Blast

DARROUZETT, Texas (AP) - A Texas Panhandle sheriff says two
people are dead from a natural gas pipeline explosion.

Lipscomb County Sheriff James Robertson said in a news release
Tuesday that the men were killed shortly after the blast in a
remote part of the region.

Three people were injured. One was taken by helicopter to a
hospital in Oklahoma City. Two others working near the explosion
had injuries not considered life-threatening.

The five men were moving clay from a pit near the pipeline when
a bulldozer struck it, causing the explosion.

The blast about 270 miles northeast of Lubbock is the second
natural gas line explosion in Texas in as many days.


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