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Three injured in Maine agricultural chemical explosion

13 October 2017

Three people were hospitalised after an explosion at an agricultural building in Detroit, Maine on October 11, according to state police. Fire investigators said the explosion took place in an empty, 86-foot tall silo used to store sulphur. Two of the casualties were both on top of the silo cleaning out accumulations of dust and sulphur when a spark from a shovel set off the explosion.

One is suffering from extensive burns after the blast set his clothes on fire and the other two have respiratory problems. The former was taken by air ambulance to hospital in Portland.

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