Allentown explosion

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Allentown Explosion Revives Pipeline Fears

Country's aging infrastructure could cause more disasters

(Newser) - If the massive explosion that killed five people and damaged 47 buildings in Allentown Pennsylvania Wednesday was, as authorities suspect, a natural gas blast, it will be the third major gas explosion in the country since fall, the Wall Street Journal observes. That apparent pattern has revived fears that the... More »

Giant Explosion Rocks Allentown

2 missing after gas blast destroys homes

(Newser) - A huge gas explosion in the eastern Pennsylvania city of Allentown last night destroyed two homes, set several other buildings ablaze, and forced the evacuation of two entire city blocks. An elderly couple who lived in one of the destroyed homes is unaccounted for, as are at least four others,... More »

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