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2 injured in propane gas explosion

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YAZOO COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Two people have been injured in a propane gas explosion just outside the Yazoo City city limits. Firefighters first thought it may be a meth lab, but a leaking propane tank appears to be the cause.

Fifty-three-year-old Robert Flannigan told Yazoo Chief Deputy Joseph Head he smelled gas around nine this morning. He said the explosion occurred just as he was lighting a cigarette.

Flannigan was taken to UMMC by Aircare helicopter and is listed in critical condition. Kimberly Martin is also at UMMC, in serious condition. A spokesman says both will probably be transferred to burn centers.

The trailer is located in the 3800 block of Washington Street.

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