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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Three killed in gas tank explosion

Posted By on Tue, May 12, 2009 at 3:38 PM

Three men died in an explosion at a gas storage tank south of Searcy, State Office of Emergency Management has confirmed. The tank was owned by Exxon; the three men were inside the tank cleaning it. Earlier reports said there might be others trapped, but OEM says now that there were no other injuries.

UPDATE: OEM now says it's not sure who owned the tank, but that it was leased out by TEPPCO, headquartered in Texas.

 

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