1 dead, 1 hurt after model rocket explodes at school

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) – Authorities say a young man has died and another was injured after a model rocket exploded at a Southern California school.

Ventura County Sheriff’s authorities said late Monday the 18-year-old man suffered critical injuries and died at a hospital. A juvenile was also taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

County fire officials said the explosion was reported around 7:30 p.m., after class was let out at the school in Thousand Oaks.

Fire Capt. Mike Lindbery said the two apparently were using a small propane cylinder to make a model rocket and the cylinder exploded in someone’s hands.

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