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Two injured in Duke Energy plant explosion

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GUYMON, Okla. (AP) _ An explosion at a natural gas processing plant injured two men Wednesday morning, authorities said.

Both were mechanics at the Duke Energy plant in Texas County in the Oklahoma Panhandle. Their names were not immediately released.

They were flown to burn units at hospitals in Lubbock and Amarillo, Texas, after the 10 a.m. explosion, said Clark Purdy, spokesman for the Guymon Fire Department. There was no immediate word on their medical conditions.

Investigators had not determined the cause of the explosion, which occurred in an engine compression building of the plant, located north of Guymon and east of Hooker, said Oklahoma Highway Patrol Lt. Marvin Noyes.

Officials from the Oklahoma Corporation Commission and Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality were on the scene.

A school near the plant was evacuated following the explosion and classes were canceled for the day. No students were injured.
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