Six people have been hospitalized, some with severe burns, after a barge struck a gas pipeline in the port of Corpus Christi this morning causing it to explode. A giant plume of black smoke can be seen for miles.

 

The U. S. Coast Guard has set up a safety zone in the harbor that no vessel may enter without their clearance. Police have asked residents to stay clear of the area.

Pritzker Hageman explosion attorneys represent clients nationwide and have recovered multiple settlements over $20 million for people injured in gas explosions. If you or a loved one has been injured in an explosion and would like a free consultation with our experienced team, please call 1-888-377-8900, text 612-261-0856, or complete the form below.

 

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