After the explosion, broke out a huge hundred-meter pillar of fire, and local residents complained that he felt like shaking the earth
Emerged after a fire destroyed a residential building, there are casualties.
The incident occurred on Thursday, August 1, us Lincoln County (Kentucky). There, the pipeline exploded, causing rose into the sky a ball of fire, the flame height was about 90 meters high, writes Today.
A fire destroyed six buildings and part of the railway. One person was killed and five others were in a hospital bed. About a hundred people rescue workers urgently evacuated.
One of the locals shared with the media: Our Windows much shaking could be felt as the earth just moves, tumbles and rolls. Then we felt the heat from the fire, so we got in the car and left.”
According to police the state until now, law enforcement officers are not aware of the fate of several people. The cops in confusion.
“Currently, we do not know the whereabouts of seven people. We even brought the social network to connect with them,” – told local media the head of emergency services in Lincoln County donn Gilly.
Now, the police are not only actively engaged in the search for the missing, but also investigating the cause of the explosion.
As previously reported, in one of the villages in Leningrad region (Russia) a powerful explosion on a gas pipeline. About it reported in head Department of EMERCOM in Leningrad region.
“During construction works there is a breakthrough on 460 km of gas pipeline… with the subsequent burning of the main drainage of the North European gas pipeline, is flare combustion – burning of gas”, – is spoken in the message.
Moreover, it is emphasized that at the moment of power supply system has not been disconnected, and the place continues to work the operative group.
Later, it became known that a possible cause of the blaze “torch” was the digger driver who accidentally caught on the pipe.