United States | An explosion at a US factory left two dead and nine missing
Two people diedEight were taken to hospital and nine are still missing after the blast Friday evening from a chocolate factory in West Riding, Pennsylvania (USA).
City authorities confirmed that at 2:57 p.m. local time, a large explosion ripped through RM Palme’s chocolate factory, destroying the building and starting a fire in the rubble, reports NBC Philadelphia.
The cause of the explosion is still unknown.Which affected nearby buildings but, according to the emergency services, does not pose a danger to residents living near this commercial area.
The town’s mayor, Samantha Kaag, confirmed this The building was completely destroyedAnd that the explosion moved its foundations by more than a metre. He also warned that rescue efforts would continue through the night and possibly into the weekend.
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