Reports: Ruptured Gas Line Causes Coffee Shop Blast in South Ga., Injuring 3

Reports: Ruptured Gas Line Causes Coffee Shop Blast in South Ga., Injuring 3

Zachary Hansen | The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

An explosion destroyed a coffee shop and seriously injured three people in South Georgia Friday, authorities confirmed.

Investigators determined a nearby construction crew installing fiber optic cable ruptured an underground gas line, causing natural gas to leak into a sewer line connected to the coffee shop, Glenn Allen, Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens, told the Associated Press.

“Inside the shop, gas built up in the kitchen area, and there was a spark, resulting in the explosion,” Allen said…(Read the full story)

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