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One dead, over 30 injured in Louisiana chemical blast: police

A large fire burns at the Williams Olefins chemical plant in Geismar, Louisiana in this picture taken June 13, 2013. REUTERS/Picture courtes
A large fire burns at the Williams Olefins chemical plant in Geismar, Louisiana in this picture taken June 13, 2013. REUTERS/Picture courtes

(Reuters) - At least one person died and more than 30 were injured on Thursday in an explosion and fire at the Williams Olefins chemical plant in Geismar, Louisiana, state police said.

A body was recovered at the explosion scene and a search continued for more possible victims, Louisiana State Police Captain Doug Cain said.

(Reporting by Karen Brooks; Editing by Daniel Trotta and Sandra Maler)

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