One Person Killed in Opa-locka Explosion

Thursday, Nov 7, 2013  |  Updated 7:45 PM EDT
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One person was killed in an explosion after a chemical spill in Opa-locka, authorities said Thursday. NBC 6's Diana Gonzalez has the story.

One person was killed in an explosion after a chemical spill in Opa-locka, authorities said Thursday. NBC 6's Diana Gonzalez has the story.

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One person was killed in an explosion after a chemical spill at an Opa-locka business, authorities said Thursday.

A large industrial storage tank exploded at 2410 NW 147th St. at about 1:30 p.m., killing one employee and injuring several others, Miami-Dade Police said.

The chemicals contaminated the site, injuring several other employees, according to police.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue treated the injured employees and secured the Hazmat scene.

Authorities continue to investigate.

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