• Three people hospitalized after gunpowder explodes at ammo plant in Oxford

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    OXFORD, Miss. - Three people were taken to the hospital Tuesday after gunpowder exploded at an ammo plant in Oxford. 

    According to the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department, a small bucket of gunpowder exploded at the Olin Corporation Winchester on County Road 101 around 1 p.m. 

    Officials confirmed the small explosion happened in a “contained section of the building.” The sheriff’s department said the explosion was nonhazardous and did not require a HAZMAT team. 

    Three people were taken to Baptist Hospital in non-critical condition. 

    Deputies said there was “some smoke in the building,” and that the building was cleared out by first responders.

    Officials confirmed the scene is now under control. 


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