Pipeline Explosion Update

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press
A gas pipeline exploded in rural Smith County Wednesday, killing one person and leaving three others critically injured.

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A gas pipeline exploded in rural Smith County, killing one person and leaving three others critically injured.

Mississippi Emergency Management Agency spokesman Jeff Rent says the explosion was reported around 4 p.m. Wednesday on County Road 99 just south of Sylvarena.

It happened on part of the Mid-Continent Express pipeline owned by Kinder Morgan Inc.

Kinder Morgan spokesman Joe Hollier said there was a pressure test being conducted by a contractor when they had a failure.

Hollier said the contractors conducting the tests were Beckville, Texas-based Grand Bluff Construction Co. and Priority Energy.

Rent said a fire in the area was extinguished and there was no evacuation.


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