1 Dead, 5 Injured, 7 Missing in Kentucky Pipeline Explosion

A regional gas pipeline ruptured in Kentucky, causing a massive explosion that killed one person, hospitalized five others, destroyed railroad tracks and forced the evacuation of a nearby mobile home park.

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JUNCTION CITY, Ky. (AP) — A regional gas pipeline ruptured in Kentucky, causing a massive explosion that killed one person, hospitalized five others, destroyed railroad tracks and forced the evacuation of a nearby mobile home park, authorities said. Some structures were completely consumed by the blaze, and five to seven people were unaccounted for when firefighters extinguished the flames hours later, Lincoln County Emergency Management Director Don Gilliam said. “The part of the area that…

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