Pictures: Middletown Kleen Energy Plant Explosion
Witnesses and emergency response authorities said as many as 50 people were injured and an undetermined number may have died when a massive explosion, which homeowners more than 10 miles away and mistook for an earth quake, blew up a power plant being built on the Connecticut River in the southern section of Middletown.
2 dead, 250 injured in Power plant explosion in Middletown, CT
Emergency crews are on the scene of an explosion and fire at a power plant in Middletown. There are reports of mass casualties, but there are no confirmed details.
The explosion happened at the Kleen Energy natural gas and oil plant under construction on River Road around 11:30 a.m.
Two LifeStar helicopters were called to the scene. One has taken off carrying one patient. We do not know any details about the person’s injuries.
There are reports there may have been 300 people in the building at the time of the explosion.