Louisiana chemical plant hit by explosion: local media

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Posted: Jun 14, 2011 6:53 PM
Louisiana chemical plant hit by explosion: local media

HOUSTON (Reuters) - At least four people were injured after a New Iberia, Louisiana, chemical plant was hit by a series explosions late on Tuesday afternoon, according to local media reports.

The blasts took place at the Multi-Chem Group plant in New Iberia, located 78 miles, from Louisiana's capital of Baton Rouge, according to the Daily Iberian newspaper website.

Houston-based Multi-Chem, a maker of oilfield production chemicals, has an operations and blend facility in New Iberia, according to the company's website.

(Reporting by Erwin Seba; editing by Sofina Mirza-Reid)