August 10, 2018 / 6:32 PM / 3 months ago

Several injured in Usiminas blast, fire official says

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Several people were wounded on Friday in an explosion at a plant owned by Brazilian steelmaker Usinas Siderurgicas de Minas Gerais SA, the company’s head fire commander said.

It was not known how many people were injured, but a fire department official said the injured were taken by Usiminas’ fire brigade to a nearby hospital.

Reporting by Alberto Alerigi; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe

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