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One killed, two injured in oil rig explosion

Bristow_One person was killed and two more were seriously injured when an oil rig exploded in Northeastern Oklahoma.

Emergency officials say the explosion happened in a rural area off Highway 66 near Bristow.

Officials say workers were pumping cement into a hole when oil and gas came back up and ignited, creating a large explosion. The fire was put out and no evacuations were needed.

The injured workers were taken to the hospital with severe burns.

No word yet on their conditions.

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