7 Dead, 6 Missing After California Gas Pipeline Explodes

"It was originally thought that four people died in the San Bruno gas line explosion on Thursday. On Saturday, teams of dogs and search parties made further exploration into the area devastated by the explosion and found that seven people were dead. Another six residents are missing.

When the gas line exploded Thursday afternoon, it created a crater that is 167 feet long and 26 feet wide. About 28 feet of the pipe was blown about 100 feet away."

Valeria Weber reports for the San Francisco Examiner September 11, 2010.


"San Bruno Blast: Pg&E Ordered To Check Pipes" (San Francisco Chronicle)

"Investigators Seek Clues From Oddly Cobbled Pipe" (Wall St. Journal)

"San Bruno Gas Explosion and Disaster Preparedness" (San Francisco Examiner)

"San Bruno Pipeline Declared High Risk by State" (San Francisco Examiner)

Photos of the Fire's Aftermath (Huffington Post)

Source: San Francisco Examiner, 09/13/2010