Shain Gandee, a cast member of the MTV reality show 'Buckwild' was found dead in rural West Virginia on Monday. 'This is a very sad and tragic event,' a spokeswoman for Kanawha County Commissioner Kent Carper told Reuters.
The West Virginia gas pipeline explosion follows several high profile natural gas accidents and a rapid increase nationally in pipeline mileage – even as federal oversight appears to lag.
West Virginia explosion of a natural gas line wiped out a wide swath of Interstate 77 and flattened homes. No deaths were caused by the West Virginia natural gas explosion, and federal and state authorities are investigating the cause.
Kanawha County Commission President Kent Carper says flames shot 50 to 75 feet high before the fire was put out around 2 p.m.