Officials Say Two Dead, Four Injured in Virginia Gas Station Explosion

May 13, 2019

Authorities say an explosion at a Virginia gas station has left two people dead and four people injured.

According to The Roanoke Times, Rockbridge County Fire and EMS Chief Nathan Ramsey said the remains of two people were found in the rubble of the South River Market several miles north of Buena Vista. Their names hadn’t been released as of Friday evening.

Virginia State Police say the explosion occurred Friday around 9:50 a.m. Spokesman Sgt. Rick Garletts said the explosion doesn’t appear to be suspicious, and added that the Rockbridge County Sheriff’s Office has asked the state police to investigate.

Garletts said police and fire crews had been working to account for those who may have been located in the building at the time of the explosion.

Information from: The Roanoke Times

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