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Police found explosives in a Louisiana town, forcing an evacuation.
Doyline, a town in Louisiana, has been forced to evacuate after 6 million pounds of explosives were found, WAFB reported. Was someone trying to bomb Doyline? No actually, a company called Explo Systems just didn't bother to store their millions of pounds of explosive material properly. At least the company is staying true to its name!
"That's a lot of product, a lot of dangers in there, there are a lot of worst case scenarios, we need to work through those safely," Louisiana State Police Colonel Michael Edmondson told WAFB. Schools are expected to be closed on Monday and Tuesday.
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The discovery of an improperly stored stockpile of M6 artillery propellant was found in the 800-inhabitant town of Doyline by state police on Saturday, BBC News reported. What's more, Explo Systems was actually already the subject of a criminal investigation after a blast occurred at the company's sites in October. Smooth.
State police worked hard today to remove the millions of pounds of explosives stored haphazardly in warehouses, the Associated Press reported.