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Police: 2 dead after warehouse explosion shakes Houston

Posted at 8:31 AM, Jan 24, 2020

HOUSTON — Two people are confirmed dead after a massive explosion at a Houston industrial company.

Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo says authorities don’t believe Friday morning’s explosion was intentional though a criminal investigation is underway.

Acevedo asked residents who live nearby to search their homes and neighborhoods for any debris — including body parts — and to contact police if they find anything that could aid in the investigation.

The explosion happened about 4:30 a.m. inside a building at Watson Grinding and Manufacturing, which makes valves and provides thermal-spray coatings for equipment in various industries.