MIDLAND (AP) — The number of people injured in a series of explosions on a West Texas natural gas pipeline has risen to seven.
Authorities initially said five people — a volunteer firefighter and four pipeline employees — were hurt Wednesday when the explosions happened about 20 miles southeast of Midland. But city spokeswoman Elana Ladd tells KOSA-TV in Odessa that two others also were hurt.READ MORE: 2 People Hurt During 2-Alarm House Fire In North Fort Worth
Ladd didn’t immediately return a phone message Thursday to say whether the other two victims were firefighters or pipeline workers.READ MORE: Lakewood Neighborhood On Alert After Family Says 9-Year-Old Almost Kidnapped
Authorities say firefighters had suppressed the fire from the initial explosion when two explosions followed in quick succession.MORE NEWS: North Texas Crossing Guard Killed After Driver Accident In School Zone
Authorities haven’t said what caused the explosions.