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Texas Oil Field Explosion

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(KCEN) -- The number of oil workers injured following a fatal explosion at a west Texas oil field has grown to nine.

Two workers were killed in the explosion Wednesday morning near the New Mexico border.

It was initially reported that four workers were hurt.

The workers were changing a wellhead when a buildup of pressure led to the explosion.

Emergency personnel are still at the scene, but receiving updates is difficult because radio communications are erratic and cell phones are inoperable in the rural area.

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