Georgia Refinery Blast Update

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) One more patient with burns from an explosion at a Georgia sugar refinery has been released from the hospital.

The Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors Hospital in Augusta said Sunday that just three patients remained in the burn center of the 20 transported there after the Feb. 7 blast at the Imperial Sugar plant in Port Wentworth near Savannah.

Hospital spokeswoman Beth Frits said two were in good condition in the rehab unit.

Five patients died.

Investigators have said the explosion, which fatally injured 13 workers and injured dozens, was fueled by airborne sugar dust at the refinery.


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