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Six injured in explosion at сhemical plant in Louisiana

(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)

An explosion at Westlake Chemical's south plant, Louisiane.US wednesday morning was felt throughout the area and caused a plume of smoke that stretched across the sky, Trend reports citing local media.

Plant officials say an empty Ethylene Dichloride tank exploded around 10:45 a.m. The cause is under investigation.

Six injuries have been reported at the plant, none of which appear to be life-threatening, Westlake Chemical spokesman Joe Andrepont said. One person was treated onsite and five people were transported to area hospitals.

Andrepont said at 11:30 a.m. that the fire had been extinguished, all shelters-in-place were lifted, and there were no vapors in the air


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