Top 3 Headlines on WHSV.com July 8

By: Kitty Capelle
By: Kitty Capelle

These are the most viewed headlines on WHSV.com for July 8th.

Explosion at gas well site injures 5 in W.Va

Reporter: West Virginia AP

NEW MILTON, W.Va. (AP) -- At least five people have been injured in an explosion at an Antero Resources natural gas drilling site in Doddridge County.

The Doddridge County EMS says the explosion occurred about 4 a.m. Sunday at a well site in New Milton.

Department of Environmental Protection spokeswoman Kathy Cosco says inspectors believe a pump on which the employees were working may have ignited vapors in the immediate area, causing an explosion and two tanks to rupture. She says other tanks on the site were damaged, too.

Cosco said five people were taken to the emergency room, but she did not know their conditions.

EMS officials said earlier that a total of eight workers had been injured.

Cosco says the DEP will return to the site Monday to further investigate the cause.

Update: Coroners Offices Looking Into Plane Crash Death

Reporter: WHSV News Staff

San Francisco -- The National Transportation Safety Board continues to investigate the crash landing of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 in San Fransisco Saturday.

Two 16 year old girls are dead, and 182 are in the hospital, some with spinal fractures and head trauma.

We are also learning the corners office is looking into whether, one of the victims was run over and killed by a rescue vehicle.

Passengers Stuck Overnight on Train in Va.

Reporter: Virginia AP

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Axle problems left more than 200 passengers stuck on an Amtrak train for 14 hours outside Richmond.

Amtrak spokesman Cliff Cole says the dining car developed axle problems that disabled the Silver Service train 2 miles north of Richmond around 8 p.m. Sunday.

Cole says the car couldn't be moved or removed, so the train slowly began moving to a siding in Richmond at 3:45 a.m. Monday. It arrived around 6:30 a.m. and resumed its trip at 7:12 a.m. after the dining car was replaced.

The train was traveling from New York City to Miami with 261 passengers.

Cole says that since the train was between stops, safely removing the passengers or arranging alternate transportation was too problematic.

He says Amtrak apologizes for the inconvenience.

Amtrak is investigating the incident.

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