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APNewsBreak: US gas pipe ranked high risk

APNewsBreak: US gas pipe ranked high risk

State and federal authorities say the section of gas pipeline that ruptured and exploded in a suburban San Francisco neighborhood had been ranked as high risk.
A California Public Utilities Commission spokeswoman says the transmission pipe involved in a fire that killed six and injured nearly 60 received the designation because it ran through a highly populated area.
One of the victims killed in the inferno Thursday worked for the commission reviewing Pacific Gas & Electric's plans to upgrade another risky section of the same gas line two and a half miles away.
Longtime commission analyst Jacqueline Greig and her 13-year-old daughter Janessa died in the massive blast, which left a crater near their home.


Updated : 2021-04-11 09:16 GMT+08:00