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27 Dec 2019 | 03:19 PM UTC

US: Explosion at Wichita (Kansas state) aviation plant leaves at least 11 injured December 27

At least 11 injured following explosion at Wichita (Kansas state) aviation plant December 27; cause of blast not yet known

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USA

Event

At least 11 people were injured after a nitrogen gas line ruptured at an aviation plant near Wichita (Kansas state) on Friday morning (local time), December 27. The initial leak has reportedly been contained; however, the cause of the rupture is not yet known. Fire officials are on site to inspect the structural integrity of the facilities.

A heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions are to be expected near the site of the explosion over the coming hours.

Advice

Individuals in Wichita are advised to avoid the area of the incident, keep abreast of the situation, and obey all instructions issued by the local authorities.