Fuel Barges Explode On Mobile River, Injuring 3

Posted by Robyn, April 26, 2013

MOBILE RIVER EXPLOSIONSThree people were seriously injured when two barges previously loaded with liquid natural gas exploded on the east side of the Mobile River in Alabama on Wednesday evening.

The first barge blew up around 8:30 p.m. CDT. According to AL.com, the blast rattled windows in downtown Mobile and blew open doors in Spanish Fort. Since then, six additional explosions have been heard.

Three workers with Oil Recovery Co. were taken to USA Medical Center with burns. A hospital spokesperson said all three patients are currently in critical condition.

At this time, the cause of the explosions is unknown.

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