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Donkey euthanized weeks after Lincoln Co. explosion

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Posted at 5:04 PM, Aug 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-21 17:04:40-04

DANVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18) — One of two donkeys injured during the Lincoln County gas line explosion last month has died.

According to a post by Town and Country veterinarians reported that Jill, a white donkey that received severe burns during the fire caused by explosion, was euthanized Wednesday.

The post explained that Jill was euthanized due to severe secondary complications associated with her injuries.

The explosion happened in the Moreland community on August 1 and resulted in the death of 58-year-old Lisa Denise Derringer. Six other people were injured.

The NTSB has taken over the investigation to find the cause of the explosion.