1 killed, 2 hurt after northwest Arkansas RV explosion

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Published: Dec. 15, 2020 at 11:40 AM CST
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SILOAM SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — Authorities say one person was killed and two others injured after a recreational vehicle exploded in northwest Arkansas.

The explosion happened Monday in Siloam Springs, near the state line with Oklahoma. A Benton County (Ark.) Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman tells the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette that 83-year-old Leland Dale Dannels died in the blast. Authorities say a 60-year-old woman was airlifted to a Tulsa burn center with injuries, and a first responder was hit by debris and suffered minor injuries.

The cause of the explosion is under investigation.

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