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TWO INJURED IN ALLEN, NEBRASKA EXPLOSION (UPDATE)

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THE TWO PEOPLE INJURED IN AN EXPLOSION LATE THURSDAY AFTERNOON IN ALLEN NEBRASKA HAVE BEEN TRANSFERRED TO AN OMAHA HOSPITAL.

THE NEBRASKA STATE FIRE MARSHALL SAYS THE MALE VICTIM IS IN CRITICAL CONDITION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA MEDICAL CENTER.

A WOMAN INJURED IN THE BLAST IS ALSO HOSPITALIZED THERE.

HER CONDITION IS NOT BEING RELEASED.

THE TWO VICTIMS WERE WORKING IN THE RESTROOM OF A BAR BEING REMODELED INTO A RESTAURANT WHEN A CHEMICAL EXPLOSION OCCURRED.

THE FIRE MARSHALL SAYS A THIRD PERSON RECEIVED MINOR INJuRIES AND WAS TREATED AND RELEASED FROM A LOCAL HOSPITAL.

THE VICTIMS NAMES HAVE NOT BEEN RELEASED.

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AN EXPLOSION AT A BAR BEING REMODELED INTO A RESTAURANT IN ALLEN, NEBRASKA LATE THURSDAY AFTERNOON SENT TWO PEOPLE TO THE HOSPITAL.

THE DIXON COUNTY SHERIFF SAYS A CHEMICAL EXPLOSION OCCURRED INSIDE THE STRUCTURE AT 4:37 P.M.

AUTHORITIES FOUND A MAN AND A WOMAN INSIDE WHO HAD SUSTAINED BURN INJURIES.

THE VICTIMS WERE CLEANING THE BUILDING WHEN THE EXPLOSION OCCURRED.

ONE VICTIM WAS FLOWN TO MERCY MEDICAL CENTER BY HELICOPTER, THE OTHER WAS TRANSPORTED BY AMBULANCE.

THE VICTIMS NAMES AND CONDITIONS HAVE NOT BEEN RELEASED AND THE CAUSE OF THE EXPLOSION REMAINS UNDER INVESTIGATION.

PHOTOS COURTESY KMEG TV

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