Blast in Texas Panhandle kills 2, injures 3

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
injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening. 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 reported the blast occurred around 4 p.m. near the small town of Darrouzett, a few miles from the Oklahoma line.

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