One dead, several hurt in blast at Louisiana chemical plant- police

June 14 Fri Jun 14, 2013 9:57pm EDT

June 14 (Reuters) - At least one person was killed and several others were hurt in an explosion on Friday at a Louisiana chemical plant northwest of New Orleans, police said.

One person died and "probably" eight others were injured in the blast at the CF Industries plant in Donaldsonville, Louisiana, said State Police Lieutenant John Cannon. (Reporting by David Bailey; Writing by Tim Gaynor; Editing by Steve Gorman)