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Beckham County building explosion leaves one dead

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Building explosion in Erick, Okla. Credit: Curtis Hagen

ERICK, Okla.– An overnight explosion in Erick leaves one man dead.

Erick Police say an outbuilding in the 400 block of S. Magnolia exploded around midnight.

One man is confirmed dead but the identity has not been released.

The state fire marshal, OSBI, medical examiner, Beckham County and Erick police are investigating the cause of the explosion.

Debris is scattered up to a block-and-a-half away.