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Iowan dies after being injured in gas can blast

LENOX, Iowa (AP) - A southwest Iowa man has died after he was burned in the explosion of a 5-gallon can of gasoline.

Atlantic radio station KJAN reports that the accident occurred around 11:20 a.m. Friday in Lenox.

Lenox Police Chief Jon Huggins says 75-year-old James Wurster had been burning debris when fumes from the can ignited and it exploded. Wurster was showered by flaming gasoline.

Wurster was taken to a hospital in Corning and then flown to a hospital in Iowa City. Authorities say he died there about 3 a.m. Saturday.

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