Oil well explosion hits texas storage facility

An oil storage facility in the Texas town of Gillett was rocked by an explosion on Tuesday which left one man injured.

Traffic came to a temporary standstill as Karnes County Sheriff’s Office closed down a stretch of Highway 80 whilst firefighters brought the blaze under control.

The injured worker is thought to have been inspecting the tank when it exploded.

He was promptly airlifted to a medical facility in San Antonio.

Authorities are trying to determine what caused the blast.

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