2 dead following chocolate factory explosion in Pennsylvania – Reports

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Washington, Mar 25 : At least two people died, and several others were injured as a result of an explosion and a subsequent fire at a chocolate factory in the US state of Pennsylvania, US media report.

The fire was reported just before 5 p.m. local time on Friday (21:00 GMT), and destroyed part of the R.M. Palmer Company chocolate factory in West Reading, Berks County, The New York Times said citing local authorities.

WPVI-TV reported citing West Reading police that two people were dead and seven more were missing following the accident. At least six people were hospitalized with injuries.

According to WPVI-TV, the explosion at the chocolate factory was likely due to a gas leak. An investigation is underway.


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