Five people were killed and 30,000 were evacuated from areas surrounding a Lithuanian plant where a tank containing thousands of cubic yards of ammonia exploded, according to news reports Wednesday.

Previous reports had listed two killed in the explosion on Monday and had not given a number for those evacuated from the city of Ionava, located 45 miles from the Baltic republic's capital, Vilnius.The newspaper Socialist Industry said five people died in the accident and that eight of the 41 people hospitalized were in critical condition.