DARROUZETT, Texas (AP) - A Texas Panhandle sheriff says two
people are dead from a gas pipeline explosion.
Lipscomb County Sheriff James Robertson said in a news release
Tuesday that the men were killed shortly after the natural gas
pipeline blew in a remote part of the region.
One man was injured and taken by helicopter to a hospital in
Oklahoma City. Two others working near the explosion escaped with
what are believed to be nonlife-threatening injuries.
The five men were moving clay from a pit near the pipeline when
a bulldozer struck it, causing the explosion.
Vickie Nelson of the Lipscomb County Sheriff's Office said the
blast occurred around 4 p.m. near the small town of Darrouzett, a
few miles from the Oklahoma line.