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One injured after explosion in Louisiana

MINDEN, LA (KLTV) - 1,000 pounds of black powder exploded Tuesday morning at Camp Minden in Louisiana.

The blast happened around 6:30 am at the GOEX Powder Processing Plant near Minden, and the blast shook homes as far away as Bossier City.

The plant makes black powder, but all the work is done by remote control, so no one was inside the building.

Ten people were evacuated from the immediate area. One person was injured and taken to the hospital.

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