Mass evacuations in US after 70 explosions hit gas pipeline

On Thursday, nearly six people were injured when dozens of explosions took place in Boston, United States. This triggered mass evacuations due to a natural gas pipeline rupture.

 

 

 

The explosions left scores of homes and other buildings demolished or engulfed in flames. Fighters from some 50 departments worked hard for hours to control the fire.

 

On the other hand, police helped residents to immediately evacuate the place.

 

At a news conference, Andover Fire Chief Michael Mansfield said, “Fire investigators suspected ‘over pressurization of a gas main’ belonging to Columbia Gas of Massachusetts led to the series of explosions and fires.

 

Further investigation is still underway.

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