Rell designates day of mourning for victims of Middletown explosion

Governor M. Jodi Rell today designated Wednesday as a day of mourning for the five men killed Sunday in an explosion at the Kleen Energy power plant in Middletown. 

Rell ordered Connecticut state flags to be flown at half-staff from sunup to sundown and asked residents to observe a moment of silence at 11 a.m., the approximate time of the explosion.

“On Wednesday let us remember the lives that were lost in this disaster and the grief of the families the workers left behind. May our thoughts and prayers offer some measure of consolation in a time of loss and infinite heartache,” Rell said.