Two people were killed and multiple others were injured Monday in a gas explosion at a site in rural northeastern Texas, authorities said. The Collin County Sheriffs Department said in a tweet that the incident happened in Farmersville, Texas, located about 45 miles northeast of Dallas.
Local police and firefighters, Texas state troopers and the FBI were on the scene to investigate the explosion; they confirmed the scene was safe but urged residents to stay away. Aerial television footage showed the explosion site to be gas pipeline station. Contractors for Atlas Energy were at the station servicing the pipeline when the explosion happened, according to Farmersville police officials.No other information was immediately available on the incident as of press time.