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At least two killed in explosion at Nebraska animal feed plant

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Reuters

An explosion rocked this Nebraska feed plant in Omaha.

Authorities say at least two people were killed, but they have not cleared the entire structure yet.

Kari Cook's boyfriend sent her a text from inside the International Nutrition facility:

(SOUNDBITE) (English) KARI COOK, BOYFRIEND TRAPPED IN PLANT BUILDING, SAYING:

"He sent it to me at 10:09 this morning, it says major accident, I'm hurt and trapped. Love You"

Omaha Interim Fire Chief Bernard Kanger says 38 employees were inside the plant at the time.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) OMAHA INTERIM FIRE CHIEF BERNARD KANGER SAYING:

"Through out the operation, we transported a total of 10 patients. Four of these patients were in critical condition, six have non-threatening injuries, and seven additional individuals refused care - they received treatment on scene but refused to go to the hospital."

Facilities such as this one, which produces feed and vitamins for animals, are considered extremely

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