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Major explosion, injuries reported at Peterborough [NH] facility

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  • Major explosion, injuries reported at Peterborough [NH] facility

    PETERBOROUGH, N.H. —An explosion was reported Monday afternoon at New Hampshire Ball Bearings in Peterborough.

    Fire officials said eight to 10 people were injured. Police said two of the injuries were serious, and those two were flown from the scene. NHBB officials said they were told the injuries were not life-threatening.

    Steve Bourgeois of Peterborough Collision, which he said is about 200-300 feet from New Hampshire Ball Bearings, said he heard two explosions at about 3:30 p.m.

    "It shook our building, shook the plate glass in our showroom," he said.

    The Peterborough police chief said the explosion happened on the first floor of the plant, and the windows were blown out.

    Crews from more than a dozen towns, including about 100 firefighters, were headed to the scene. There was no smoke or flames showing from the building.

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