2 dead in explosion at Chile chemical plant

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) " A chemical company says one of its plants has suffered an explosion in northern Chile, killing two workers.

The Australian company Orica confirmed the explosion in a Sunday statement.

The explosion occurred Saturday afternoon at its chemical and explosives plant in Antofagasta about 680 miles (1,100 km) north of Santiago and set off a fire that was controlled hours later by area firefighters.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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