OSLO, Norway (AP) — A gas explosion ripped through a building of a Norwegian dairy plant in the country's southeast on Monday, killing at least one person and wounding three others, police said. Local media reported that rescuers also sought five people believed to be missing.
According to news agency NTB, 20 to 25 people were working in the factory at the time of the explosion. Police cordoned off the area and footage from the scene showed significant damage to parts of the plant as well as surrounding buildings.
"One person is confirmed dead and three people have been injured," police in Fredrikstad said in an e-mailed statement.
The statement said a "large gas explosion" was involved and added that police had requested aid from Oslo, which is sending a bomb squad to the scene.
Hilde Floekstad, a manager at the Mills plant, told broadcaster NRK that service was being performed on a gas tank.
"When the gas tank was empty, something happened that led to the explosion," she said.
Rescue services spokesman Ola Vaage told NTB that police were using dogs to search for five people who could be missing.
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Late Saturday night into early Sunday morning, a light band of freezing drizzle traversed the I-35 corridor eastward. With sub-freezing temperatures, even the light precipitation created major problems.
A 10-year-old was killed while standing outside a vehicle after the child's family was involved in a fender bender, DPS said.
Austin Police confirm they have located an 82-year-old women who went missing last night.
APD is responding to a 25 vehicle accident near the 5400 block of Ed Bluestein near Thurgood Ave.
A man is dead after being hit by several vehicles in the eastbound lane of Highway 71 Saturday night.
A representative at the Fayette County Sheriff's office said that Fayette County is effectively shut down due to icy conditions.