Hours passed before retrieving bodies at Texas chemical plant: DuPont

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Posted: Nov 17, 2014 12:30 PM

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Medical personnel had to wait hours to retrieve four dead bodies from a unit of a DuPont and Co plant in LaPorte, Texas after a leak on Saturday made it unsafe to enter, the company said on Monday.

The victims had been trying to contain a leak of methyl mercaptan at the plant, located in a cluster of refineries and chemical plants 26 miles (42 km) from downtown Houston.

(Reporting By Terry Wade; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)