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Explosion at oil rig near Williston kills 1, injures several

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Detroit Lakes, 56501

Detroit Lakes Minnesota 511 Washington Avenue 56501

WILLISTON, N.D. - One fatality and several injuries have been reported after an explosion at an oil rig south of here Wednesday evening.

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The McKenzie County Sheriff's Office confirmed one death and said several were injured, WDAY-TV reported.

Fire crews were still on scene and no further details were released as of press time.

The sheriff's office said emergency personnel were called to the scene about seven miles south of Williston around 5:46 p.m.

It was the second oil rig fire of the day. The first took place north of Williston in the early morning.

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