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4:31 pm
Thu April 15, 2010

Tank Battery Explodes

Weleetka, OK – 1 person critically injured in tank explosion

WELEETKA, Okla. (AP) The Okfuskee County sheriff's office says two people were injured, one critically, when two tank batteries exploded.

Undersheriff Darrell Summers said Thursday that the injured were taken to the hospital with burns, and one remained hospitalized in critical condition. Their names weren't released.

Summers says the sheriff's office received a call about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday about the explosion on private property about a mile south of Weleetka.

He says investigators are still trying to determine what caused the blast.

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Information from: The Oklahoman, http://www.newsok.com

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