Kinder pipeline explosion in Miss. kills one

A gas pipeline exploded in rural Smith County in south Mississippi Wednesday, killing one person and leaving three others critically injured, officials say.

“There was a pressure test that was being conducted by a third party contractor on the Midcontinent Express pipeline when they had a failure,” said Joe Hollier, a spokesman for Kinder Morgan Inc. said. “It’s tragic that there was a loss of life. It’s never a good day when an accident like this occurs.”