US (IP) - An explosion at a factory in the US state of Pennsylvania left 2 dead and 9 others missing, with the number of the injured unclear.

Iran PressAmerica: The explosion happened on Friday at a chocolate factory in Pennsylvania killing two people and leaving nine people missing, AP reported.

Several other people were injured by the explosion at the R.M. Palmer Co. plant, said West Reading Borough Police Department Chief of Police Wayne Holben, who did not confirm the exact number of injured.

The explosion just before 5 p.m. sent a plume of black smoke into the air, destroying one building and damaging a neighboring building that included apartments.


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