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| Chaffin Luhana LLP

An explosion at the Flat Top Little General Store on Route 19 in Ghent, West Virginia, near Winter Place ski resort killed four people. The explosion occurred at about 10:45 a.m., on January 30, just as a fire truck was pulling into the station in response to a report of a gas leak. The cause of the explosion remains under investigation with theories that it was a propane tank or a liquid petroleum tank that exploded. According to reports, the explosion was so forceful all that remains of the building is a pile of debris, twisted metal framework and a sign showing the price of gasoline. Reports also indicated that the explosion was felt at least a mile away.

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