At least 10 missing after Texas gas line explosion

Witnesses in Cleburne, 50 miles southwest of Dallas, report a large fireball and a sound like a tornado


Associated Press
June 8, 2010 1:11AM (UTC)

At least 10 people are reported missing after an explosion that sounded like a tornado caused a massive fire in rural north-central Texas.

Cleburne city manager Chester Nolen tells the Dallas-Fort Worth television station WFAA that Monday's explosion left at least 10 people missing, and a city fire official said at least six were injured.

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A witness in nearby Granbury tells The Associated Press she was about 8 miles from the site of the explosion. Laura Harlin says she heard a "huge rumbling" that she thought was thunder and then a tornado.

Television images showed a large fireball and a burned out vehicle and construction equipment.

Cleburne is about 50 miles southwest of Dallas.

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