The Canton Repository and the New Phiadelphia Times-Reporter both reported that one person was killed this morning in a well explosion near Bolivar.
The explosion occurred about 9:34 a.m. off state Route 212 near Kingwood Drive NE and Huffman Square NE south of Bolivar in northern Tuscarawas County.
The victim had not been identified, pending notification of next of kin.
Flames shot 50 feet into the air after the explosion.
Officials were investigating to determine the cause of the explosion.
The fire was under control by 11 a.m.
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