Two people die in WWII tank explosion at shooting range near Ben - KPTV - FOX 12

Two people die in WWII tank explosion at shooting range near Bend

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BEND, OR (KPTV) -

Two people died when a World War II-era tank exploded at a shooting range near Bend.

Emergency crews responded to the public range off Highway 20 East near Milepost 24 at 3 p.m. Tuesday.

Very few details were immediately released Tuesday evening, but the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office reported the explosion occurred inside the tank.

Bend Fire Department paramedics attempted lifesaving efforts on two people, but deputies said they died as a result of their injuries.

The investigation is continuing by the sheriff's office, as well as the Oregon State Police Arson and Explosives Unit.

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