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1 dead, 77 hurt in La. plant explosion

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GEISMAR, La. (AP) — A ground-rattling explosion Thursday at a chemical plant in Louisiana ignited a blaze that killed one person and injured dozens of others, authorities said. Witnesses described a chaotic scene of towering flames and workers scrambling over gates to escape the plant. "There was fire in excess of 100 to 200 feet in the air," said state Sen. Troy Brown, who felt the blast at...

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