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Statement from Senator Shope on Coolidge gas line explosion

Monday, August 16, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE




Statement from Senator Shope on

Coolidge gas line explosion



"Coolidge is grieving this morning, after two members of a family were killed and another seriously injured after an explosion on the El Paso Natural Gas Pipeline. The explosion happened early Sunday morning near SR 87 and E. Randolph Road. A rural farmhouse caught fire, and when fire officials arrived, they found the bodies of a man and his 14-year-old daughter, along with a woman suffering severe burns.


This morning I join the people of LD 8 in praying for the victims of this tragedy. I have many questions about how something like this can happen, and I trust a thorough investigation is underway by state and federal agencies, along with the operator of the pipeline, Kinder Morgan."




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