WASHINGTON, March 26 – The death toll in an explosion at a chocolate candy factory. Eastern US state of Pennsylvania There were at least three more on Saturday, and rescuers continued to search for four more missing.
The explosion occurred at the RM Palmer plant in West Reading just before 5pm local time on Friday. But the cause of the explosion remains unknown. and still under investigation While the latest death toll has risen to three people and rescuers are still searching for four missing people who may be trapped under the wreckage of the factory building. But hopes of finding the missing survivors were slim. Because the factory was severely damaged. Officials also stated that no danger to the surrounding area now But the city has asked people to avoid the area. and follow instructions from law enforcement and emergency services.
A spokesman for Redding Hospital said on Saturday At least eight people were hospitalized after the blast, of which one patient has been transferred to another hospital, two are in normal condition and five have been discharged. While one resident said he heard a loud explosion similar to an earthquake. or similar to having a car crash into a house The house shook and the windows shook.
According to its website, RM Palmer Co. has been in business since 1948. The factory building where it stands today has been in operation since 1959. The company makes chocolates and confectionery with seasonal novelties, such as festive chocolate bunnies. Easter. – Thai News Agency
Source: Thai News Agency