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Two injured in explosion near a Festus mine

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An investigation is underway after an explosion in Festus left two injured Saturday evening. An investigation is underway after an explosion in Festus left two injured Saturday evening.
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An investigation is underway after an explosion in Jefferson County left two injured Saturday afternoon.

Emergency crews from the Crystal City Fire Department and Joachim Plattin Ambulance District responded near the Fred Weber Quarry around 2 p.m. for a report of an explosion. Sources told News 4 that five people were inside the mine at the time of the blast. 

Police said one person suffered minor injuries while another was transported to an area hospital.

The severity of the second victim’s injury is unknown, according to police.

Police have not released any information on what caused the explosion at this time. The Mine Safety Health Administration is investigating this incident. 

News 4 will update this story as more information becomes available.

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