Gas explosion at U.S. plant - Hospital says up to 50 dead
Washington - With the explosion of a gas pipeline in a power plant in the U.S. state of Connecticut are media reports that several people were injured. Ambulances and a rescue helicopter were on the ground, the paper reported, "Middletown Press," on its website.
The blast occurred in the city of Middletown, therefore, which lies about 37 kilometers south of Hartford, the capital of the state. Above the power station "Kleen Energy" was a kilometer-tall column of smoke visible. The force of the explosion was felt in surrounding towns.