| GEO World|
| Up to 50 dead in US plant blast: hospital|
| Updated at: 2352 PST, Sunday, February 07, 2010|
NEW YORK: As many as 50 people are said to have been killed in an explosion Sunday at a US energy plant in Connecticut, a hospital spokesman told foreign news agency, adding a search and rescue operation was underway.
"The reports vary from a few, several to possibly as many as 50 dead," Brian Albert from the Middlesex hospital, which was treating several of those injured in the blast said.
"They are in the process of search and rescue," Albert said, adding the Middlesex was currently treating six patients and one other had been transferred to the nearby Hartford hospital.