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2 killed in explosion at Omaha animal feed plant

Authorities said they had not determined the cause of the explosion Monday at the International Nutrition animal feed processing plant in Omaha.
Authorities said they had not determined the cause of the explosion Monday at the International Nutrition animal feed processing plant in Omaha.Nati Harnik/Associated Press

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OMAHA — Two people were killed and 10 seriously injured Monday in an explosion and partial building collapse at an Omaha animal feed processing plant, authorities said.

Interim Omaha Fire Chief Bernie Kanger said some workers were temporarily trapped in the wreckage of the International Nutrition plant.

After the fire that followed the 10 a.m. explosion was extinguished, firefighters gingerly searched the structure, fearing that more debris could rain down.

Kanger said all the other people in the building have been accounted for. At the time of the blast, 38 employees were at work. One firefighter was among those injured, Kanger said. Omaha-based International Nutrition declined to comment.

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