Mayor office: 5 known dead in Conn. explosion
By PAT EATON-ROBB and JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN, Associated Press Writers
Associated Press Writers 21 mins ago
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – The mayor's office tells The Associated Press that five people are known dead in a power plant explosion in Connecticut.
A news release from the office of Middletown Mayor Sebastian Giuliano says at least 12 people are known injured from Sunday's explosion.
Deputy Fire Marshal Al Santostefano tells the AP that crews are still searching for survivors in the rubble.
An explosion blew apart the Kleen Energy Systems power plant as workers purged natural gas lines. The plant is under construction.