Sixth body recovered from Ga. sugar refinery plant explosion, raising death toll to six

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Associated Press Writer

PORT WENTWORTH, Ga. (AP) -- Search crews recovered another body Sunday from a sugar refinery devastated by a massive explosion, raising the number of confirmed deaths to six, the state's top elected fire official said.

Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John Oxendine told The Associated Press crews removed the body from the debris of the Imperial Sugar refinery shortly before ending search operations at sunset.

"The body was found in the final sweep," said Oxendine, who told The AP he got the news from Port Wentworth Fire Chief Greg Long. "It is in the custody of the medical examiner."

Savannah Fire Department Capt. Matt Stanley, spokesman for local firefighters at the scene, said he could not confirm that a sixth body had been found.