Explosion at Mexico steel plant kills 5

Nine people are recovering from injuries; cause under investigation.

July 24, 2013   by ASSOCIATED PRESS

MEXICO CITY — An explosion has ripped through a steel plant in northern Mexico and the company says at least five people are dead.

At least 9 other people are recovering from injuries suffered in the blast.

The Ternium steel company says three workers died at a hospital in the northern city of Monterrey on July 23 after two died earlier.

The cause of the blast is still being investigated.

Monterrey is Mexico’s third-largest city and a steel manufacturing hub.

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