GRANITE CITY, Ill., Aug. 25 (UPI) -- At least two people are dead and a third injured after an explosion at a recycling plant in Illinois, northeast of St. Louis.
Employees streamed out of the Totall Metal Recycling plant in Granite City Monday morning as a bomb squad was called in.
Authorities cordoned off the site of the explosion, fearing another, and early reports indicated the explosion may have been caused by a live mortar shell.
The company's website says it employs more than 160 people.
There was no immediate word on the extent of the injuries to the third person.