Metro-East News

3 dead after explosion at south St. Louis building

Three people are dead after an explosion at a box manufacturer near the Soulard Neighborhood on Monday morning, according to St. Louis Fire Department.

Two others were in critical condition and two had injuries that were not life-threatening.

Emergency crews responded to the Loy-Lange Box Company on Russell Boulevard shortly at around 7:30 a.m., the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. A boiler exploded in the Loy-Lange building and then flew into an office space in the nearby Faultless Healthcare Linen building, where two more people were killed.

Three buildings in total were affected by the explosion. The fire department’s Collapse Rescue Task Force and St. Louis police responded to the industrial area.

Check back for more on this developing story.