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Explosion at Wisconsin corn milling plant kills at least 1

Building was destroyed, more than a dozen hurt in the blast.


CAMBRIA, Wis. — The local sheriff says at least one person is dead and more than a dozen are hurt after an explosion at a corn milling plant in central Wisconsin.

Columbia County Sheriff Dennis Richards said the blast was reported around 11 p.m., May 31at the Didion Milling Plant in Cambria, about 80 miles (129 kilometres) northwest of Milwaukee.

Richards told La Crosse television station WXOW that at least one person was killed and more than a dozen are hurt. He says at least 16 employees were working at the time.

Cambria Village President Glen Williams said the fire was contained by early morning, June 1, but he said the building was destroyed. Williams says there were no evacuations in the area.

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