2 men injured when gas vapor explodes outside school

July 30, 2018

MALCOLM, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say two men were badly burned by a fireball that erupted when gasoline vapor ignited in a semitrailer in eastern Nebraska.

The two were working with a generator in the semitrailer Monday morning outside Westfall Elementary School in Malcolm when the explosion occurred. Malcolm Fire Chief Jim Densberger says both the men were taken to a Lincoln hospital. Their names haven’t been released.

Authorities say the two are subcontractors working on a school expansion project. The school was not damaged.

No other injuries were reported. School is not in session.

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