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Hot Springs man dies in propane tank explosion

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 HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - A Hot Springs man cutting open a large propane tank died when the work caused an explosion.
    
Hot Springs police say 65-year-old Phillip Landry was cutting the tank on a sidewalk when the explosion occurred Thursday.
   
Landry worked for a business that makes barbecue grills and smokers. Police say Landry was almost finished cutting what was supposed to be an empty tank when it exploded.
    
Landry was outside a building where four other tanks were stored. No citations were issued - but the city's planning department tagged the building as unusable due to code violations. Officials say the tanks could not be stored at the building and they were removed.
    

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