Grain Explosion Kills Three Kansas Workers

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

ATCHISON, Kan. (AP) --

Officials in the northeast Kansas town of Atchison are preparing to update the media on a grain elevator explosion that killed at least three workers.

With smoke continuing to billow from the top of the grain elevator Sunday morning, police were keeping people at least a quarter-mile away from the facility. City Manager Trey Cocking was scheduled to give a briefing to the media at 8:30 a.m. CDT at the entrance of the site.

Besides the three workers confirmed dead, three other people
were reported missing following the Saturday night explosion that
shot a fireball so high it could be seen in neighboring Missouri.

Two victims were admitted to the hospital with severe burns, but it
wasn't immediately clear if they were among the dead.

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