Explosion happens in Texas energy facility

TEHRAN, Jul. 30 (MNA) – A natural gas pipeline was accidentally struck and erupted in flames on Wednesday at an energy facility east of Houston, Texas, local authorities confirmed.

Authorities said the pipe line exploded at around 4:45 p.m. local time at the Lone Star NGL facility, about 30 miles (about 48.3 km) east of Houston, according to Xinhua.

So far, firefighters had contained the fire and the leakage, and no injuries were reported, officials said.

A statement from Lone Star NGL said that a contractor struck an underground pipeline.

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