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Alert now to Louisiana -- governor Bobby Jindal is making remarks on a deadly explosion at a chemical plant this morning.
It from the plant site -- these evacuees and eight were taken by helicopter to hospitals.
As of now -- -- shows that 73 people in total including those eight.
Have been taking a local hospital -- emphasize these numbers will fluctuate these numbers will change.
But the latest numbers are that 73 individuals from the plant site haven't taken to a variety of local hospitals.
As of now we believe that every worker's been accounted for -- -- workers still in the same room in the plant.
This party emergency protocol to help a -- shutting down of the plants and Ericsson people there are safe.
In a -- and helping to maintain the flare operations you can see.
Unfortunately there is one confirmed fatality.
There -- there is one confirmed that valuable worker back at the playing at this time that workers families literally being notified.
And so what all the name of that worker -- all the -- been notified and as we're speaking EU.
First responders -- manager is in the process of notifying them that workers and family.
This action paris' left to the shelter in place order in the fifty mile radius around the plant there are four additional plants in the area that you have shelves.
-- Trace Gallagher is live -- our West Coast newsroom with more on this -- -- actress.
-- the residents that delicate -- -- is from miles away LA which you could hear it from miles away and you saw the pictures from earlier they were phenomenal and now you got first responders on scene it's really kind of all hands on deck scenario here.
You get the hospitals on alert as he's heard that the governor talking about you've also got firefighters and first responders -- right now.
They're pretty much letting this chemical burn -- -- that's not to stay the Campbell -- going in the air because that the authorities believe what's happening is the chemical is actually burning off as it comes out.
Of the factory and the same time they've got all the rest of these emergency valves and shut down mode so there's no chance of any other explosions here.
They do not know the cause of this right now but they are still investigating a long way to go but it's the injuries are focused on out.
Absolutely and they the injuries are on staggering -- -- based on what the governor told us seven.
Have been taken to the hospital and he could confirm that one person has been killed so those numbers obviously will fluctuate Trace Gallagher thank you so much for the update.
On that we'll bring you more since we have it.
And we will be right back.
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