04:51 GMT20 January 2021
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    The explosion occurred at around 10 p.m. local town on Sunset Avenue in Waukegan, Illinois, a Chicago suburb located to the north of the city on Lake Michigan. It damaged a building that hosted a manufacturer, AB Specialty Silicones, according to the local NBC TV affiliate.

    At least four people are in hospital after a massive blast rocked a Lake County plant in the west of the Chicago suburb of Waukegan on Friday night, NBC reported on Saturday, citing officials.

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    Two of the injured were sent to Advocate Condell Medical Center and the other two were taken to Vista Medical Center-East.

    Waukegan Police Commander Joe Florip, cited by NBC Chicago, said that a search and rescue operation was underway to rescue other second-shift employees who may have been in the facility at the time of the incident.


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