US authorities say a chocolate factory blast has killed five people and left six people missing.
US chocolate factory blast kills five, six missing
An explosion at a chocolate factory in Pennsylvania has killed five people and left six people missing, authorities say.
The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency confirmed the increase in the number of fatalities on Saturday morning after the blast just before 5pm on Friday at the RM Palmer Co plant in the borough of West Reading.
Chief of Police Wayne Holben said the blast destroyed one building and damaged a neighbouring building.
“It’s pretty levelled,” Mayor Samantha Kaag said of the explosion site.