At least 2 dead in Conn. power plant explosion

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At least two people were killed in a large explosion at a gas power plant in MIDDLETOWN, Conn. on Sunday, officials report.

Gordon Holk, general manager of the Kleen Energy Systems plant, confirmed the two fatalities but did not have the number of injuries. The plant was under construction and not supplying energy to anyone, he said.

Middletown police told NBC News that the explosion was ‘huge’ and there were multiple injuries and fatalities.

At least 51 people were in the plant when the explosion occurred around 11:30 a.m., Holk said.

A fire caused by the explosion was out and crews were searching the rubble.

“We’re in a search and rescue mode,” said Middletown deputy fire marshal Al Santostefano, who confirmed multiple injuries. MSNBC

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