Officials: 1 dead in explosion at Indiana plant

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UNION MILLS, Ind. (AP) — A fertilizer plant in northwest Indiana has exploded, killing one person.

The LaPorte County Sheriff's Department confirmed that one person was killed in a fertilizer plant in Union Mills.

Sheriff's Deputy Neil Lachmund says all other people are accounted for after the explosion Monday afternoon at the Union Mills Co-op. It's about 50 miles southeast of Chicago. Lachmund says two other people are being checked for injuries.

The plant is about 60 miles southeast of Chicago.

The blast follows one less than two weeks ago at a chemical plant in Louisiana that makes fertilizer that killed a worker and injured sevem others.

An April 17 fertilizer plant blast in West, Texas, killed 15 people.

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