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04 May 2019 | 05:36 PM UTC

US: Explosion at plant leaves at least one dead in Waukegan (Illinois) May 3

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Explosion at chemical plant in Waukegan (Illinois state) May 3 leaves at least one dead and four others injured as of May 4; search for two missing persons called off due to dangerous conditions at incident site

TIMEFRAME expected from 5/4/2019, 12:00 AM until 5/4/2019, 11:59 PM (America/Chicago). COUNTRY/REGION Waukegan (Illinois state)


An explosion rocked a chemical plant in Waukegan (Illinois state) around 21:30 (local time) on Friday, May 3, causing a fire at the site. As of Saturday, May 4, one person has been reported dead and four others injured from the incident; two more people are still missing, with authorities claiming they likely did not survive the blast and fire. A search for the missing individuals has been called off due to structural instability and dangerous conditions at the site. The cause of the explosion was not immediately reported.

Residual traffic disruptions are possible around the plant over the coming hours.


Individuals in Waukegan (Illinois state) are advised to monitor developments, avoid the affected area, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.


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