- Associated Press - Monday, January 20, 2014

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Officials say at least 10 people have been hospitalized and others could be trapped after an explosion and partial building collapse at an Omaha animal feed processing plant.

Interim Omaha Fire Chief Bernie Kanger said he’s not sure how many workers could be trapped in the wreckage of the International Nutrition plant. The fire that followed the explosion around 10 a.m. Monday has been extinguished. Firefighters are gingerly searching the structure, fearing that more debris could rain down.

Kanger says one firefighter was among those injured. At least two of the injured were sent to a burn center in Lincoln.

Kanger declined to comment on possible fatalities. At the time of the blast there were 38 employees at work.



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