Leaking gas explodes at plant that turns coal into gas in Indiana, killing 2

A leak has led to an explosion at a plant that turns coal into gas in western Indiana and authorities say two people have been killed. Emergency crews have recovered the bodies of the two victims of the Monday morning blast in the city of West Terre Haute, Indiana. Plant manager Richard Payonk says the explosion at the SG Solutions coal gasification plant occurred when a metal fitting broke and released pressurized gas which ignited. Payonk says operations at the plant near a Duke Energy power station have been halted because of the explosion.