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Victims of home explosion near Wahpeton identified

August 6, 2018

WAHPETON, N.D. (AP) — Authorities in southeastern North Dakota have identified the individual who died in a home explosion and the two others who were injured.

The Richland County Sheriff’s Office said Monday 84-year-old Mavis Onchuck was killed in the explosion at a rural home near Wahpeton.

Twenty-five-year-old Danielle Faller and 22-year-old Cole Defries were injured and were treated and released from a hospital.

The home was destroyed by the explosion Saturday morning.

The State Fire Marshal’s office and the North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation are investigating.

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