An explosion at a Granite City recycling plant Monday morning is being treated as an accident.  Granite City Police say a mortar shell exploded before 8am at Total Metal Recycling in the 2700 block of Missouri Avenue, killing two and injuring another.  There’s still no word on the identities of the victims.

Numerous agencies responded to the explosion, including the Secretary of State Bomb Squad, an explosives team from Scott Air Force Base, Madison County Emergency Management, and Granite City Police and Fire..

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