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August 24, 2020 | Kris 6 News
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Corpus Christi Pipeline Explosion Fire Spreads to Grain Elevator

Two people remain missing, and six were injured after explosion

Two people remain missing, and six were injured after an explosion at the Port of Corpus Christi on Friday morning, reports Kris 6 News.

A port spokesperson said a dredge called the Waymon L. Boyd hit an underwater natural gas pipeline, causing the massive explosion that sent plumes of black smoke into the air at about 8 a.m.

Firefighters said the fire ignited the dredge and spread from the pipeline to a nearby grain elevator.

Port of Corpus Christi Chief Executive Officer Sean Strawbridge said in a news conference Friday that the dredge was working for a private port client.

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