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Explosion at Louisiana Chemical Plant Rocks Lake Charles Area

Several people were injured after an explosion at a chemical plant outside Lake Charles, Louisiana, shook the wider area and sent large plumes of dark smoke through the air on Wednesday morning, January 26, local media reported. The explosion occurred at a plant operated by Westlake Chemical at 10:45 am and involved an empty ethylene dichloride tank, according to KPLC, citing plant officials. Westlake Chemical spokesman Joe Andrepont said six people sustained non-life-threatening injuries, KPLC reported. Storyful has reached out to Westlake Chemical for more information. Credit: Robin Lynne Benoit via Storyful

Several people were injured after an explosion at a chemical plant outside Lake Charles, Louisiana, shook the wider area and sent large plumes of dark smoke through the air on Wednesday morning, January 26, local media reported. The explosion occurred at a plant operated by Westlake Chemical at 10:45 am and involved an empty ethylene dichloride tank, according to KPLC, citing plant officials. Westlake Chemical spokesman Joe Andrepont said six people sustained non-life-threatening injuries, KPLC reported. Storyful has reached out to Westlake Chemical for more information. Credit: Robin Lynne Benoit via Storyful

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