Cleburne Gas Explosion Kills 1

An emergency management official says a missing utility worker has been found dead several hours after a natural gas line erupted in north Texas.

Officials say utility workers accidentally hit the line near Cleburne on Monday, sending a massive fireball into the air. Thirteen other workers had been accounted for, some of which were injured and taken to hospitals.

Authorities had to wait hours to walk through the area in search of the missing worker. They first had to ensure the fire was out and was no longer dangerous.

Hood County Emergency Management Coordinator Brian Fine says the worker's body was found some distance from the blast site. The man's name has yet to be released at this time.


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