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August 23, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Investigators have found corrosion and thinning walls on a section of the natural gas pipeline that exploded in a weekend fireball, killing 11 people on a family camping trip, said officials in El Paso. But a spokesman for the National Transportation Safety Board cautioned that it is too early to say what caused Saturday's blast in a remote corner of southeast New Mexico. The sole survivor, 25-year-old Amanda Smith, remained in critical condition in a hospital in Lubbock, Texas.
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April 26, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
An apparent natural gas explosion rocked a one-story building housing an insurance company in Santa Fe, temporarily trapping a woman in the rubble. A second woman was seriously hurt. Rescue workers blocked off major intersections around the Northern Insurance Co. Part of the roof was collapsed and walls were blown out. Melissa Sena, 36, was freed 1 1/2 hours after the explosion and was in fair condition at St. Vincent Hospital with cuts, bruises and a chest injury.
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September 6, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
The last survivor of a New Mexico natural gas pipeline blast died, raising the death toll to 12 members of an extended family in the accident last month. Officials said Amanda Smith died without regaining consciousness. Smith, 25, lost her husband and two children when the pipeline erupted in a fireball April 19 where the group was camping near Carlsbad.
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January 9, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
The wreckage of several campers and mobile homes littered part of Truth or Consequences after an unoccupied pickup truck rolled across a street and hit a propane tank, touching off two fiery explosions that turned night into day. Seventeen people were treated for minor burns or smoke inhalation after the incident Sunday night. Authorities said 13 structures were burned, along with 10 trucks and cars, a horse trailer and a boat.
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August 20, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
An underground natural gas pipeline exploded, killing nine people who had been camping nearby. Three other campers were in critical condition. The victims, four of them children, were members of at least two southeastern New Mexico families who were camping along the Pecos River about 200 to 300 yards from where the explosion occurred, said state police Capt. John Balderston. He said a woman who survived recalled being awakened by shouts about a fire.
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January 9, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
The wreckage of several campers and mobile homes littered part of Truth or Consequences after an unoccupied pickup truck rolled across a street and hit a propane tank, touching off two fiery explosions that turned night into day. Seventeen people were treated for minor burns or smoke inhalation after the incident Sunday night. Authorities said 13 structures were burned, along with 10 trucks and cars, a horse trailer and a boat.
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August 20, 2000 | From Associated Press
An underground natural gas pipeline exploded Saturday, killing 10 people who had been camping nearby. Two other campers were in critical condition. The victims, five of them children, were members of at least two southeastern New Mexico families who were camping along the Pecos River about 200 to 300 yards from where the explosion occurred, said state police Capt. John Balderston. Balderston said a woman who survived recalled being awakened by shouts about a fire.
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August 22, 2000 | CHRIS KRAUL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Saturday's deadly pipeline explosion in New Mexico and a developing hurricane in the Caribbean triggered a spike in natural gas prices Monday--the latest evidence that the nation is edging toward a new energy crisis.
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April 26, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
An apparent natural gas explosion rocked a one-story building housing an insurance company in Santa Fe, temporarily trapping a woman in the rubble. A second woman was seriously hurt. Rescue workers blocked off major intersections around the Northern Insurance Co. Part of the roof was collapsed and walls were blown out. Melissa Sena, 36, was freed 1 1/2 hours after the explosion and was in fair condition at St. Vincent Hospital with cuts, bruises and a chest injury.
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August 21, 2000 | JULIE CART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the low scrubby desert of southeast New Mexico, families from agricultural communities often gather for weekends of hunting, fishing and camping. Few give thought to what lies beneath the sandy soil: miles and miles of snaking pipelines that pump natural gas from the region's rich fields to consumers across the country. Two extended families whose love for fishing and camping drew them to the banks of the Pecos River near Carlsbad, N.M.
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September 6, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
The last survivor of a New Mexico natural gas pipeline blast died, raising the death toll to 12 members of an extended family in the accident last month. Officials said Amanda Smith died without regaining consciousness. Smith, 25, lost her husband and two children when the pipeline erupted in a fireball April 19 where the group was camping near Carlsbad.
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August 23, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Investigators have found corrosion and thinning walls on a section of the natural gas pipeline that exploded in a weekend fireball, killing 11 people on a family camping trip, said officials in El Paso. But a spokesman for the National Transportation Safety Board cautioned that it is too early to say what caused Saturday's blast in a remote corner of southeast New Mexico. The sole survivor, 25-year-old Amanda Smith, remained in critical condition in a hospital in Lubbock, Texas.
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August 22, 2000 | CHRIS KRAUL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Saturday's deadly pipeline explosion in New Mexico and a developing hurricane in the Caribbean triggered a spike in natural gas prices Monday--the latest evidence that the nation is edging toward a new energy crisis.
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August 21, 2000 | JULIE CART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the low scrubby desert of southeast New Mexico, families from agricultural communities often gather for weekends of hunting, fishing and camping. Few give thought to what lies beneath the sandy soil: miles and miles of snaking pipelines that pump natural gas from the region's rich fields to consumers across the country. Two extended families whose love for fishing and camping drew them to the banks of the Pecos River near Carlsbad, N.M.
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August 20, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
An underground natural gas pipeline exploded, killing nine people who had been camping nearby. Three other campers were in critical condition. The victims, four of them children, were members of at least two southeastern New Mexico families who were camping along the Pecos River about 200 to 300 yards from where the explosion occurred, said state police Capt. John Balderston. He said a woman who survived recalled being awakened by shouts about a fire.
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August 20, 2000 | From Associated Press
An underground natural gas pipeline exploded Saturday, killing 10 people who had been camping nearby. Two other campers were in critical condition. The victims, five of them children, were members of at least two southeastern New Mexico families who were camping along the Pecos River about 200 to 300 yards from where the explosion occurred, said state police Capt. John Balderston. Balderston said a woman who survived recalled being awakened by shouts about a fire.
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