Deadly Power Plant Explosion Rocks Conn. Town

At least 2 dead, dozens injured in Middletown blast
By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 7, 2010 2:27 PM CST
An ambulance arrives near the scene of an explosion in Middletown, Conn., Sunday, Feb. 7, 2010. Multiple people have died in an explosion at a power plant in Connecticut and an unknown number of people...   (AP Photo/Richard Messina, Hartford Courant)
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(Newser) – An explosion at a power plant in Middletown, Conn., has killed at least two people and injured dozens, according to officials in the Hartford suburb. "There are bodies everywhere," said a witness. A gas leak appears to have caused the blast, which was felt more than 10 miles away, reports the Hartford Courant. The Kleen Energy plant was under construction and nearing completion.

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