Damage from Explosion at Corpus Christi Motel Estimated at $700K

September 29, 2010

Rain-delayed debris removal has resumed at a Corpus Christi motel as investigators seek the cause of an explosion that left three people hurt.

Heavy rain and storms last week interrupted the investigation into the Sept. 16 blast that destroyed much of the Aquarium Inn.

Fire Marshal Andy Cardiel says investigators are focusing on whether natural gas led to the explosion.

The Corpus Christi Caller-Times reports damage has been estimated at more than $700,000.

EFI Global, a Dallas-based forensic engineering company, has been hired by the motel’s insurance company to aid investigators.

The blast injured a motel worker, a delivery driver and a Texas State Aquarium parking lot attendant.

Information from: Corpus Christi Caller-Times

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