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Sheriff’s deputy confirms 1 dead in Indiana fertilizer plant explosion

Marks third fertilizer plant blast in U.S. in as many months



UNION MILLS, Ind.—An explosion at a fertilizer plant in northwest Indiana has killed one person.

The Sheriff’s Department confirms that one person was killed in an explosion in Union Mills, about 50 kilometres east of Gary, Ind., and 70 kilometres east of the Indiana-Illinois border.

Deputy Neil Lachmund says all other people are accounted for following the afternoon explosion June 24 at the Union Mills Co-op.

Lachmund says two other people are being checked for injuries.

The blast follows one less than two weeks ago at a chemical plant in Louisiana that makes fertilizer.

That blast killed one worker and injured seven others.

An April 17 fertilizer plant blast in West, Texas, killed 15 people.

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