Six Missing After Ga. Sugar-Refinery Blast
Brian A Kennedy | February 8, 2008 at 08:41 amby
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Authorities in a suburb of Savannah, Ga., say six people are missing after an explosion and fire at a sugar refinery that left dozens injured. Officials haven't listed an official cause for the blast, but suspect sugar dust, which can be volatile.
Savannah-Chatham County Police Chief Michael Berkow says there were 95 to 100 people believed to be working in the area of the explosion and firefighters are still battling the blaze this morning. Berkow said at least 40 people were taken to area hospitals, and some of them were airlifted to a burn center in Augusta, 130 miles up the Savannah River.
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