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2 Dead After Explosion at Granite City Recycling Plant

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A small explosion on August 25 at Totall Metal Recycling in Granite City, Ill. left two dead and one injured. Photo: KMOX/Brad Choat

A small explosion on August 25 at Totall Metal Recycling in Granite City, Ill. left two dead and one injured. Photo: KMOX/Brad Choat

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GRANITE CITY, Ill. (KMOX) - Two people are dead and one injured after an explosion at a recycling plant in Granite City earlier this morning.

The explosion occurred at Totall Metal Recycling on Missouri Ave.

At least one mortar shell exploded, and no one is allowed near the scene of the explosion for fear of another explosion if there are more mortar shells.

KMOX News reporter Brett Blume is on the scene. This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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