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Oil-Well Fire Ends Celebration, 12 Hurt

March 27, 1988|Associated Press

NESS CITY, Kan. — An oil rig explosion unleashed a "big ball of fire" that injured 12 people, including several women and children, who were celebrating a new well, authorities said.

Ten people remained hospitalized Friday, including two in critical condition with burns, officials said. The cause of the fire and explosion has not been determined.

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