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Crews respond to explosion at Saskatchewan canola plant

Oct. 24, 2014, Yorkton, Sask. - Police and fire crews are at a southeastern Saskatchewan canola-crushing plant where witnesses say an explosion occurred.

October 24, 2014
By The Canadian Press

Oct. 24, 2014, Yorkton, Sask. – Police and fire crews are at a southeastern Saskatchewan canola-crushing plant where witnesses say an explosion occurred.

A release from the city of Yorkton says all employees at the Louis Dreyfus Commodities plant on Highway 16 are accounted for.

Yorkton RCMP say initial reports suggest that there are no injuries or fatalities.

Larry Kitzul says he saw metal blown off the walls of the building.

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The cause and extent of damage is under investigation.