Omaha, NE Building Explosion & Collapse. 10 Transported, 2 Dead (3 Videos)


Update, 8:30 p.m.: One body was recovered from the International Nutrition building about 5:15 Monday, Interim Fire Chief Bernard Kanger said during an 8 p.m. press conference.

He did not identify the person because the family had not yet been notified.

Kanger said extreme weather conditions — wind, cold and occasional snow — forced crews to suspend recovery efforts Monday evening. has coverage here

Firefighters were working Monday to stabilize a south-central Omaha plant before re-entering it.

The industrial accident at International Nutrition, 7706 I Plaza, left two dead and sent 10 others to area hospitals.

Around 5:30 p.m., a police spokeswoman said authorities believe everyone in the building had been accounted for. At least 38 people were at work at the time of the accident, Interim Fire Chief Bernard Kanger said at a 3 p.m. press conference.

By Nadia Sikander and M. Alex Johnson, NBC News

Several people are likely dead after structural collapse and fire at an animal feed plant in Omaha, Neb., the city’s fire chief said Monday afternoon.

Interim Fire Chief Bernie Kanger wouldn’t say how many people were believed to have died.

Thirty-eight employees were inside the plant at 10 a.m. (11 a.m. ET) Monday when the accident occurred, officials said. Ten were transported to hospitals and seven refused care, leaving 21 workers unaccounted for.

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