3 more deaths reported in grain elevator blast in U.S. state of Kansas

3 more deaths reported in grain elevator blast in U.S. state of Kansas
# 30 October 2011 21:01 (UTC +04:00)
Baku-APA. Three more bodies were recovered Monday from the wreckage of a grain elevator explosion in the northeast of U.S. state of Kansas, which killed six people and injured two others, APA reports quoting Xinhua.

Officials of the Bartlett Grain Co. facility in Atchison, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) northwest of Kansas City, refused to identify the final three victims of the Saturday night blast. But local media reports said that two of them are state grain inspector Travis Keil, and a 21-year-old worker named Curtis Field. The third victim is also believed to be a state grain inspector.

On Sunday morning, officials of the Atchison City announced that the blast had killed three other workers and injured two others at the facility. The three workers were identified as Chad Roberts, 20; Ryan Federinko, 21; and John Burke, 24.

The workers were loading a train with corn when the blast took place about 7 p.m. local time Saturday night. The huge explosion was felt across Atchison and seen as far as the neighboring state of Missouri, when it sent a huge orange fireball into the night sky.

Grain elevator blasts often occur after grain dust becomes airborne and explosive in the air. There have been more than 600 explosions of grain elevators in the U.S. over the last four decades, killing more than 250 and injuring more than 1,000, the reports said.






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