Governor: One dead, 73 injured in Louisiana plant explosion

June 13, 2013 23:10

The explosion and fire at the Williams Olefins chemical plant in Geismar, Louisiana, killed one person and injured 73 others, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal said on Thursday.

Officials previously had reported one dead and 33 injured.

Government monitors had yet to detect dangerous levels of emissions from the explosion and a fire burning the petrochemical propylene, but measurements would continue, Jindal told a news conference near the scene.

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