1 killed, 2 missing after plant explosion in U.S. state of Illinois
A chemical plant explosion in the U.S. city of Waukegan, Illinois, on Friday night has left one killed and two others missing, local media reported Saturday, Trend reports citing Xinhua.
One body has been recovered from the burnt out AB Specialty Silicones plant that exploded in suburban Waukegan, according to Chicago Sun Times.
The person was found dead Saturday morning, and authorities have had to suspend their search for two more people who are still unaccounted for, Waukegan Fire Marshal Steve Lenzi was quoted as saying.
Lenzi added that the search for the other two was suspended due to concerns about the stability of the structure.
Four people were sent to area hospitals due to the explosion, Lenzi said. Their conditions were unknown.
Residents were urged to stay away from the scene.
The explosion damaged at least five other buildings in the area and damages are estimated to be at least 1 million U.S. dollars, the fire department said.