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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Texas Blast Kills 9

HOUSTON () -- As many as nine people were killed and several others were missing after a massive explosion rocked an airplane parts plant Monday, officials said.

The cause of the explosion was not known, but damage was said to be extensive in one portion of the plant, owned by the Wyman Gordon Forging Inc. A spokeswoman for the Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department reported that rescue teams at the scene "said there were nine dead and they were looking for six more people" in the rubble of the plant.