June 10, 2009

38 Injured, Two Dead, One Missing in Garner, NC ConAgra Blast

A fire at a nearby ConAgra plant led to explosions late yesterday morning that collapsed large sections of the building's roof and caused an ammonia leak that was responsible for a large number of the injuries. Two bodies have been located within the wreckage of the building, but rescuers were forced to abandon overnight recovery efforts because of intense lightning and heavy rains as violent thunderstorms passed through the area. Another person is listed as missing.

Someone had called the plant over the course of the preceding weekend and threatened to start a fire, but authorities are officially downplaying the possibility of arson at this time.

Please say a prayer for the victims of this tragedy and the their families, and also for the first responders and search teams who risked their own lives to save others.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at June 10, 2009 07:23 AM

Amen. My heart goes out all who were lost and to their families.

Posted by: Dude at June 10, 2009 11:15 PM