Video: Two People Die After Massive Explosion At Plant In Chicago

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Two people have died after a large explosion at a silicone plant north of Chicago.

It happened in the city Waukegan and local newspapers have likened the remains of the plant to something from “an apocalyptic movie.”

Two people are still missing as crews search the wreckage.


Accoring to WGN,  Waukegan Fire Department’s Steve Lenzi, confirmed that the explosion caused heavy damage and destroyed the building,

Lenzi told reporters, “We have fire and structural damage indicative of an explosion. There is very heavy damage.”

Lake County Coroner Howard Cooper told reporters that there are now two people confirmed dead from the chemical plant explosion in Waukegan.