Texas gas explosion kills three

A natural gas pipeline explosion in North Texas killed three people yesterday, according to local media reports. Enterprise Products Partners said it owned the 36-inch pipeline, which is part of its Texas Intrastate system. The explosion was 15 miles south of Godley, Texas. WFAA-TV, a Dallas television station, quoted Chester Nolen, city manager of Cleburne, Texas, as saying 10 people were missing following the explosion. Cleburne is the largest city near the explosion. An electrical crew was digging a hole when it struck the gas pipeline, an emergency services spokesman in Hood County, Texas, said.