- The Washington Times - Sunday, February 7, 2010

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. — Fourteen people have been taken to hospitals for treatment after an explosion on Sunday at a power plant that was under construction in central Connecticut.

Officials said multiple people died in the explosion at the Kleen Energy plant, though they do not know how many. Deputy Fire Marshal Al Santostefano said the number of injured is fewer than 50.

Brian Albert, spokesman for Middlesex Hospital in Middletown, said 11 people have been brought in. Two were treated and released; eight are being treated for broken bones, abdominal injuries, blunt-force trauma and similar injuries.

He said a seriously injured person was transferred to Hartford Hospital, and another may be sent there.

Hartford Hospital said two other people were brought there directly after the blast.

Mr. Albert said Middlesex Hospital did not expect to receive more patients.

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