Rescue efforts have been suspended for the three missing after a Kansas grain elevator exploded Saturday night. The blast killed three workers, injuring two others.
Atchison City Manager, Trey Cocking stated, Sunday, that the search had been called off due to the safety hazard regarding the explosion. The building reportedly sustained significant damage. Cocking also said that crews were waiting for more specialized equipment to help in the search at the Barlett Grain Co.
The explosion was reportedly seen and felt from up to four miles away.
In a statement by Bill Fellows, Barlett Grain president, the explosion occured when 11 workers loaded a train with corn. Several of those workers escaped without injuries.
A news release from Atchison city officals reported multiple injuries and that police officers were pending notifying families.