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Several injured, others missing in blast at Nebraska feed plant

Published on Jan 21, 2014 6:17 AM
 
International Nutrition, an Omaha animal feed processing plant, is seen after an explosion in this picture taken by Ofc. Mike Bossman, courtesy of the Omaha Police Department, in Omaha, Nebraska, Jan 20, 2014. An explosion and fire on Monday at a feed plant, injured at least nine people, while others were missing and unaccounted for, authorities said. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

OMAHA (REUTERS) - An explosion and fire on Monday at a feed plant in Omaha, Nebraska, injured at least nine people, while others were missing and unaccounted for, authorities said.

Emergency teams responded to a report around mid-morning of an explosion and building collapse at International Nutrition in south Omaha, where 38 employees were working at the time, authorities said.

International Nutrition makes feed, vitamins and nutritional products for animals including swine, cattle, goats, poultry and aquatic species.

Nine people were injured and taken to local hospitals, according to Omaha Interim Fire Chief Bernard Kanger. Their conditions were not immediately available, but The World-Herald newspaper reported that at least two were critically injured.

 
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