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Two teens die in oil holding tank explosion

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FORREST COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - Authorities are searching for clues into an oil holding tank explosion that killed two teenagers early this morning.

The explosion happened around 4:00 a.m. on Phillip White Road in the Carnes community near Highway 13 in south Forrest County.

The victims have been identified as Devon Byrd, 16 and Phillip White, 18.

Authorities say something sparked the tank, which contained mostly fumes. Forrest County Sheriff Billy McGee says the explosion threw the victims at least 50 feet from the site. The incident remains under investigation.

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