MN Teen Hurt in Black Powder ExplosionOTTERTAIL, Minn. (AP) — A rural Ottertail teen is recovering from burns after some black powder he was playing with exploded.
By: Associated Press,
OTTERTAIL, Minn. (AP) — A rural Ottertail teen is recovering from burns after some black powder he was playing with exploded.
The Otter Tail County sheriff's office says the 17-year-old was near his home when the accident happened around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.
The Daily Journal reports the boy's skin and clothing were burned.
Sheriff's Lt. Barry Fitzgibbons says the boy suffered second- and third-degree burns to his arms, chest and face. He was taken to Perham (PUR'-uhm) Health and later taken to a Twin Cities hospital. His condition was not available Thursday.
Fitzgibbons says the black powder was found in a storage area and was about 80 years old.
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