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Chemical Explosion at Indiana GM Plant Kills 1, Injures 5

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Authorities say a chemical explosion at a General Motors metal-stamping plant in Indiana has left one person dead and five others injured. Marion Mayor Wayne Seybold says a coroner has confirmed the death in Tuesday's explosion.

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Authorities identified the victim as James L. Gibson, 48, WTHR reported. Police say five other people were being treated at a hospital with non-life threatening injuries. GM spokeswoman Stephanie Jentgen says "the situation is contained" and "everybody has been evacuated" from the plant in Marion, about 60 miles northeast of Indianapolis.

The explosion involved a chlorine dioxide tank, Marion Fire Chief Paul David told WTHR.

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