Two die in chemical plant blast

Another person has died after an explosion at a chemical plant in Louisiana yesterday. 72 other people were treated for injuries.

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Casualties treated at scene of chemical plant explosion

Emergency responders are treating people at the scene of an explosion at the Williams Olefin chemical plant in Louisiana, Corey Gautreaux, captain of City of Gonzales Fire Department, said. There were no immediate reports of fatalities.

"It's an active scene. The fire department, the sheriff's office and hazmat (hazardous materials) team are responding to the explosion at the Williams Olefins plant," added Amy Johnson, a state security spokeswoman.

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