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Victims in fatal house explosion near Wahpeton, ND, identified

 WAHPETON, N.D. – Authorities have identified an 84-year-old woman who was killed and two people who were injured in a home explosion Saturday, Aug. 4, west of Wahpeton.

Mavis Onchuck, of Wahpeton, was killed in the blast, according to the Richland County Sheriff’s Office.

Cole Defries, 22, and Danielle Faller, 25, both of Wahpeton, were injured and were taken to a hospital where they were treated and released, the sheriff’s office said in a news release.

The explosion occurred about 9:40 a.m. when the three people were in the home.  

The sheriff’s office said Monday, Aug. 6, that the incident remains under investigation. The State Fire Marshal's Office is investigating.

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