Two reported dead after explosion
Published 11:55 pm Thursday, November 1, 2007
QUITMAN (AP) — At least two people were killed and four were injured Thursday when a propane line exploded at a pipeline site in southeastern Clarke County, according to the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency.
MEMA said the explosion occurred in a 12-inch pipe about 10:30 a.m. at the Dixie Pipeline site near the Carmichael community.
Jonathan Ivy, communications director for the county, confirmed the explosion but could provide no other details.
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The explosion also damaged five homes in the area, but the extent of damage was not known, MEMA said.
‘‘A one-mile radius around the explosion is being evacuated,’’ a MEMA official said.