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Several killed and injured in blast at Nebraska feed plant

Published on Jan 21, 2014 7:43 AM

OMAHA, Nebraska (REUTERS) - An explosion and fire at a feed plant in Omaha, Nebraska, on Monday injured at least 10 people and caused several deaths, authorities said, but did not provide an exact number of fatalities.

About 38 employees were working at the International Nutrition plant at mid-morning when there was an explosion and the building collapsed, authorities said. A specialised search-and-rescue team is searching the site.

Interim fire chief Bernard Kanger told a news conference there had been fatalities but did not give a number.

At least 10 people were taken to hospitals in Omaha and Lincoln, Nebraska, and four were in critical condition, Mr Kanger said.

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