Explosion at Dominican plastics company kills 5, injures 66

A black plume of smoke rises after an explosion at the Polyplas plant in the Villas Agricolas neighborhood in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. The mayor told reporters the fire began when a boiler exploded early Wednesday afternoon at the plastics company. Authorities say at least two people have died. (AP Photo/Tatiana Fernandez)

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Authorities in the Dominican Republic said Thursday that the death toll from an explosion at a plastics company rose to five and they continued searching for at least one missing worker.