Virginia Gas Station Explosion Kills 4
January 30, 2007
Four people were killed and at least
5 others were seriously injured when an explosion completely destroyed
the Flat Top Little General Store gas station on Route 19 in West
Among the injured were a paramedic
and a firefighter that has just arrived on the scene in response
to a report of a gas leak. No word on their condition is available
at this time.
Although the cause of the explosion has not yet been determined,
officials suspect that a propane tank or a liquid petroleum tank
is to blame.
All that is left of the Flat Top Little
General Store is the twisted metal framework and a pile of debris.
The explosion was felt for several miles around and brief power
outages were also reported.
More on this story as information becomes