Two killed after Second World War tank explodes

Police said the blast occurred at a public gun range in Oregon

Forensic experts examine the tank which exploded at a public firing range in Oregon.  Screengrab: Youtube

Forensic experts examine the tank which exploded at a public firing range in Oregon. Screengrab: Youtube

 

Two people have died in an explosion inside a Second World War-era tank at a firing range in Oregon.

Police say the explosion occurred on Tuesday afternoon at a public gun range east of Bend. Paramedics tried to revive the victims but they died from their injuries.

The authorities say there is no remaining risk to the public.

KTVZ-TV showed the tank in a field.

Detectives from the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office and the Oregon State Police Arson and Explosives Section are jointly investigating.

Agencies