Three injured in explosion at metals plant in the southern US

Three injured in explosion at metals plant in the southern US
Three injured in explosion at metals plant in the southern US

At least three people were injured in an explosion at a metals plant in west Georgia.

The explosion was reported in Manchester, a little more than 60 miles (97 kilometers) south of Atlanta, police said. Authorities were trying to evacuate the area in a half-mile (0.8-kilometer) radius surrounding the plant, which includes houses and a company that makes medical products.

Manchester Police Lt. Richard Dunn said he did not know the extent of the injuries.

Ken Rauch, human resources manager at G&S Metal Consultants, the plant's parent company in Wabash, Indiana, said that he and other executives were about to get on a plane to get to the plant. He gave no other information.