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Two killed by explosion inside Second World War-era tank

Published 28/10/2015

The explosion happened at a firing range in the US state of Oregon
The explosion happened at a firing range in the US state of Oregon

Two people have died in an explosion inside a Second World War-era tank at a firing range in Oregon.

Police say the explosion occurred on Tuesday afternoon at a public gun range east of Bend. Paramedics tried to revive the victims but they died from their injuries.

The authorities say there is no risk to the public.

KTVZ-TV showed the tank in a field.

Detectives from the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office and the Oregon State Police Arson and Explosives Section are jointly investigating.

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