At least 14 injured in U.S. steel plant explosion

09:04, July 15, 2010      

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At least 14 people were injured in an explosion on Wednesday in a steel plant in Clairton, the U.S. state of Pennsylvania, according to local media reports.

Ambulances and a medical helicopter have responded after the explosion was reported on Wednesday morning. At least two patients were taken to the burn unit at West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh. Others went to UPMC McKeesport, which is the closest hospital. Injuries are considered minor to moderate.

The exact nature and cause of the explosion is not yet known, but local reports described the blast as "very large."

Source: Xinhua


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