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Kan. officials give update on fatal grain accident

Kan. officials to give update on grain elevator explosion that killed 3; others still missing By The Associated Press

ATCHISON, Kan. (AP) ' Officials in the northeast Kansas town of Atchison are preparing to update the media on a grain elevator explosion that killed at least three workers.

With smoke continuing to billow from the top of the grain elevator Sunday morning, police were keeping people at least a quarter-mile away from the facility. City Manager Trey Cocking was scheduled to give a briefing to the media at 8:30 a.m. CDT at entrance of the site.

Besides the three workers confirmed dead, three other people were reported missing following the Saturday night explosion that shot a fireball so high it could be seen in neighboring Missouri. Two victims were admitted to the hospital with severe burns, but it wasn't immediately clear if they were among the dead.

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