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SEQUOYAH COUNTY, Okla. (KFSM) – Two people, including an 8-year-old boy, were rushed to separate hospitals following an explosion in Sequoyah County.

Sheriff Ron Lockhart, with the Sequoyah County Sheriff’s Office, told KFSM the accident happened after a man placed an explosive inside a stove in a yard.

The man then shot the stove with a high-powered rifle.

The boy and a 22-year-old man were injured by shrapnel from the explosion.

The child was airlifted to a Tulsa hospital in critical condition.

The 22-year-old victim was taken to a hospital in Fort Smith.

Sadly, the boy’s grandmother says the child died overnight from his injuries.

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