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Two burned after truck explodes in Jones County

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JONES COUNTY (KWWL) - Two people were injured Thursday morning in Jones County after a truck exploded.

The Jones County Sheriff's Office says 45-year-old John Ralston and 33-year-old Jamaica Ralston were scrapping an old pick-up truck at 1221 Bear Creek Road in rural Jones County at around 9:36 a.m. when fumes from the gas tank ignited, causing an explosion.

Deputies say John was burned on his face, chest, back and arms. Jamaica was burned on her neck, chest and arms.

Both were flown to University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Their conditions have not been released.

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